Improve Access to Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services
The Missouri Department of Mental Health estimates nearly one in five adults experience mental illness and one in 13 adults have been diagnosed with a substance abuse disorder. A shortage of mental health and substance abuse health providers in the Northland amplifies the problem.
Behavioral health providers are based in the community and provide psychologists, social workers and psychiatrists, to respond to the needs of clients from diverse backgrounds. Their focus is people in our communities suffering from severe and persistent mental illness, substance use and addiction disorders, poverty, homelessness and multiple trauma.