Chicago Tonight

Shortage of Mental Health Care Providers

Clip: 06/14/2022 | 7m 51s | Video has closed captioning.

COVID-19 has worsened what behavioral health leaders say was already a serious shortage of mental health providers. Illinois has only 13.8 behavioral health care professionals for every 10,000 residents. That's in comparison to the national average of 21.4. Lawmakers recently passed a bill meant to address this shortage.

Aired: 06/14/22

Rating: NR

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