What is another way to say "the need for" in regards to mental health system reform
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Exigent: (Formal) Pressing; demanding.
- An exigent need exists for mental health reform.
Apodictic: (Formal) Clearly established or beyond dispute.
- There is an apodictic need for mental health reform.
- Mental health suffers from unnecessary supererogation, reform should be considered.
Mutatis mutandis: (Adverb) Mutatis mutandis is a Latin phrase meaning "changing [only] those things which need to be changed" or more simply "[only] the necessary changes having been made".
This usage should be used as a justification.
- Healthcare in America is dire need of reform, mutatis mutandis, especially for mental health.
Ad verecundiam: Appeal to authority, argument from authority or authoritative argument.
- The need for mental health reform is indisputable ad verecundiam.
It is probably worth noting that most of these words/phrases are very uncommon/rarely used so take care if you do decide to use one (and to be considered outside of the suggestions of @Jeroen)
- necessity — quite formal
- urgency — quite formal
- requirement — ordinary
- obligation — quite formal
- prerequisite — formal
Make it an active verb. That often does the trick: The mental health system urgently needs reforming.