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Rural Children Often Go Without Critical Mental Health Treatment
Jun 24, 2018 - Discusses the lack of access to mental healthcare for children in Mississippi, where more than 62% of youth who suffer a major depressive episode don't get professional help. Although funding is a major barrier, the fact that 44% of the state's children live in rural areas can make it hard to connect children with services. Also touches on some efforts and programs that are improving children's access to mental health care.
Source: The Hechinger Report
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Last Updated: 6/28/2018