More than four out of ten Dutch people experience mental health problems at some point in their lives. To help them, the government has set up a system of frontline support by GPs, and primary and secondary mental health care. Outpatient treatment is always preferred for people with more serious mental health problems. Admission – including involuntary admission – to a mental health institution must be a last resort.
Question and answer
- Where can I get help for mental health problems?
- My child has mental health problems. Where can I go for help?
- My child is being treated for mental health problems. Who will cover the costs?