2021 Session Review: Behavioral Health

Session review
Health Care Human Services 

The nation is facing a behavioral health (i.e. mental health & substance abuse) professional shortage and Washington is no exception. Despite drastically increased investments in recent years, Washington’s need for behavioral-health services far outpaces its supply. To make matters worse, the Department of Health recognizes the behavioral health impacts from the COVID-19 outbreak and related government actions are causing a surge in behavioral health symptoms across the state.

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