The Affordable Care Act--Obamacare--put mental health care on par with physical health, as far as health insurance goes. But insurance does not automatically mean a lot of providers are available.
And a recent report shows a shortage of mental health (behavioral health, in their lexicon) workers in California.
Janet Coffman at the University of California-San Francisco led the reporting team; she joins us.
We get an Oregon perspective as well from Jonathan Betlinski, the president of the Oregon Psychiatric Physicians Association.