More than 160 million Americans live in a mental health provider shortage area, and over half of U.S. counties have no psychiatrists. This means that despite a growing demand for mental health services, many people are still unable to access the help they need.
Without an adequate workforce of culturally competent providers, people with mental illness struggle to access needed care in their community, facing months-long waitlists to schedule an appointment, long distance travel to appointments, missed work or school — or do not receive treatment altogether.
As an advocate for mental health, your voice can make a difference. Take action today!