Mental Health Needs Rise Faster Than Workforce

Mar 13, 2018

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.