Blog 7: Shortage of Mental Health Professionals
— Pew States (@PewStates) November 16, 2015
1- This article talks about the shortage of mental health professionals and breaks it up state by state. It discusses how mental health professionals need to help those who tend to struggle with English. The greatest need for professionals are in rural remote populations of the country. The the states with with the biggest shortages are: South Dakota, Wisconsin, Alaska, Arizona and Oklahoma.
2- So they are having people who aren’t professionals help translate for them- what steps can they make to help these not professionals be more productive and beneficial? What areas have the best professionals and least amount of shortage? And why do you think that is that way?
3- The information came from the U.S. Census Bureaus, U.S. Health Resources and Services Administrations, Kaiser Family Foundation and Stateline Analysis.