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In Rural Texas, ERs Are Facing a Growing Mental Health Crisis

The Texas Tribune
May 7, 2024
Discusses mental healthcare access in rural Texas where 60% of counties are Mental Health Care Health Professional Shortage Areas. Describes the strain on emergency rooms and other facilities in or near these shortage areas as well as the impact on patients. Discusses the role of telehealth in increasing access to mental healthcare.
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Access · Emergency department and urgent care services · Health workforce shortage designations · Mental health · Telehealth · Texas