Rural Towns Groom Students to Fill Behavioral Health Shortage

 ADHD in the News 2016-08-04

Rural towns need psychologists, social workers and substance abuse counselors, but there is a chronic shortage. The U.S. needs about 2,700 more clinicians to catch up to demand, according to the Department of Health and Human Services..."We can bring providers in who will be here for a while, but once they, maybe, get their scholarships repaid then they leave," says Anitra Warrior, a psychologist from Lincoln, Nebraska.