MO Department of Mental Health

Officials say mental health services are strong in Greene County, but funding issues continue to hamper early detection and prevent optimal care.

That’s according to Mark Stringer, director of Behavioral Health for the Missouri Department of Mental Health, who spoke at the Springfield Library Center Thursday night. His appearance came on the heels of a two year study conducted by the League of Women Voters of Southwest Missouri examining the accessibility and affordability of mental health care for the county’s adults.

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