America Needs More Mental Health Providers. Nurses Want to Help, if States Let Them.May 13, 2019 |
by Aneri Pattani
More than half of American adults and 80 percent of children with mental-health needs do not receive treatment, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’s mental-health website.
Some don’t want to seek care and the cost of treatment is a barrier for others. But even those with resources who want care are running into a pervasive problem: There are not enough mental-health care workers in the United States.