Mental Health Providers Stretched Thin As Demand For Services Surges.

February 17, 2021

The New York Times (2/17, Caron) reports, “Since the first coronavirus case was confirmed in the United States more than a year ago, the number of people in need of mental health services has surged.” However, “many say that they are languishing on waiting lists, making call after call only to be turned away, with affordable options tough to find,” and “providers, who have long been in short supply, are stretched thin.” The CDC, in August, “published a report which concluded that in late June, 40 percent of adults in the United States had been struggling with mental health or substance abuse issues, and rates of depression and anxiety had risen since 2019.”

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