Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Psychological wastelands

An interesting fact. From Youth suicide rate in rural areas is nearly double the rate in cities by Emily Caldwell.
Of the 1,669 federally designated shortage areas for mental health services in the United States, 85 percent are in rural regions. And more than half of the counties in this country – all rural – do not have a single psychiatrist, psychologist or social worker serving the region.
Can that second sentence really be true? 50% have no psychiatrists, psychologists, sociologists? I suppose so, but it is very striking to me.

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