Seeking Mental Health Services For Children, Parents Can Face A Maze

Posted on January 20th, 2012 by

 Mental health services in Arizona have been cut dramatically over the past several years. But for children who need mental health care, it’s not always a lack of funding that’s the problem. Parents face something of a maze: Different approaches to treatment, bureaucratic hurdles, and a lack of readily available information…Dr. Peter Jensen, a professor of psychiatry at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota, agrees. “It’s really a national crisis. It’d be like letting every kid with pediatric cancer — three out of four — just say: ‘Well good luck, we hope for the best for you,’” Jensen said.

Fronteras Desk, by Nick Blumberg, 1/5/2012

Tags: Mayo Clinic Rochester, Psychology and Psychiatry

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