Mental Health Care in WA: Help is on the Way
Opinion - Dr. John Wynn
(abridged from the University of Washington Magazine)
We have a lot of good news about access to mental health services in WA State. Growing public awareness and diminishing stigma, increasing investment of state funds to train more mental-health workers and to increase capacity for treatment, and the efforts of businesses and philanthropists to focus on behavioral health—paint a brighter future.
As UW Psychiatry Chair Jurgen Unützer recently explained, “Ten years ago, maybe only one or two legislators had a personal passion for improving mental health care in the state,” he says. “Today this is on everyone’s radar screen.” Read more by clicking below