Demand Outstripping Supply for Mental Health Services in Rural Colorado
A report released by Advancing Colorado’s Mental Health Care estimates that 1.5 million residents need mental health care. The report find that rural and frontier counties face critical mental health provider shortages with 86 percent of all the child psychiatrists, 82 percent of practicing psychiatrists and nearly all psychiatrists specializing in substance abuse working in the Denver and Colorado Springs metropolitan areas. Click here to read the report and find additional information. 
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