Why it's so difficult for kids and young adults to access the mental healthcare they need
There is an ongoing mental health care provider shortage affecting children and young adults across the United States. A 2016 report projects a deficit of more than 10,000 psychiatrists, mental health counselors, and school-based counselors and psychologists across the country by the year 2025. That number has already swelled to 7800 today.
For more, KCBS Radio News Anchors Jennifer Hodges and Eric Thomas spoke with Malea Martin, Staff Writer with the Mountain View Voice who wrote a feature about this, titled, "Why It's So Hard for Kids in Crisis to Access the Mental Healthcare they Need in Santa Clara County."