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Mental Health Provider Shortages and Accessing Care

Families shouldn’t have to sell a vehicle or refinance a mortgage to pay for mental health or addiction treatment programs. For example, if an addict relapses, they may go through detox and treatment two, three or four times.

In some cases, the financial and emotional pressure can lead to divorce and cause your loved one’s mental and physical health to deteriorate.

So why is it so hard to find a mental health provider and available/affordable mental health treatment centers in America? Because there is an immense shortage to meet the demand, according to the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).

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