Sometimes in public policy, especially in health care, most everyone agrees there is an obvious problem. But more often than not, getting everyone to agree on a solution is much harder. That’s what is happening right now when it comes to access to mental health care in the Central Valley and two mental health facilities are showing that gap in a stark way.
First, let’s get the ‘thing everyone agrees on’ out of the way.
It’s probably not a surprise that the Central Valley has a severe shortage of mental health facilities and providers.