Race, sex, class affect access to mental health care

Imagine you’re struggling with anxiety or depression that’s affecting your quality of life. You’re not sleeping well. Your work and family life are suffering. You decide to reach out for help and leave a message with a psychotherapist covered by your health insurance, asking for an appointment. You think you’re on the road to help. But new research by a Princeton sociologist suggests that your chance of securing an appointment varies greatly depending on your sex, race and class.