Shortage of mental health care in Georgia is called a crisis
MACON, Ga. (AP) - There's a rising number of children and adolescents who are diagnosed with mental health disorders, but some Georgia parents are finding that mental health care is difficult to find.
The Telegraph reports that Georgia faces a severe shortage of mental health care providers, with only eight youth and adolescent psychiatrists for every 100,000 residents.
That's according to the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry.
The newspaper reports that schools across Georgia also face a shortage of counselors and psychologists.
Voices for Georgia's Children, whose mission is to improve the lives of children, calls the shortage a crisis.
Information from: The Telegraph, http://www.macontelegraph.com
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