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Is Mental Injury Out of Sight, Out of Mind?


By: Robert Wilson 

Yesterday Peter Rousmaniere published a rather scathing opinion piece on this site accusing the insurance industry in general of intentionally misleading the federal government and others when it comes to mental injury claims. It was his position that workers’ compensation insurers are shirking their responsibilities in the area of mental health, and of being intentionally deceptive regarding the matter. While I personally agree that we are not meeting acceptable standards regarding certain mental injury situations, I am not as ready as he to lay the blame solely at the doorstep of the insurance industry.

I rather believe it to be a much broader societal problem. In our culture we have trouble recognizing and empathizing with...

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