Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Sacramento County aims mental health effort at hard-to-reach groups

Psychologists across the country have grappled for years with a thorny problem: While every demographic group has mental health problems, certain groups tend not to seek treatment.

Now, Sacramento County is using an infusion of state cash to try to close that gap locally.

The county Department of Health and Human Services has contracted community agencies across the county – one for each of eight specific ethnic or age groups – to evaluate what mental health services those groups need and what obstacles block them from getting help.

Read more of Grace Rubenstein's Sacramento Bee article HERE.
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