background_fid.png
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations

Waiting for Care: The Severe Shortage in Missouri's Mental Health Workforce

Waiting for Care: The Severe Shortage in Missouri's Mental Health Workforce

IMG_6121_0.JPG
Credit Jennifer Moore / KSMU
/
KSMU
Rachel Harrison, of rural Dallas County, Missouri, lives with Schizoaffective Disorder and says her psychiatrist works in three counties each week.
A critical shortage of mental health workers is making life difficult for both patients and providers across Missouri, particularly in rural areas.   In this series, we hear their stories to learn about the extent of the crisis, and investigate what's being done to address it.  Hear the series by selecting individual stories below.