News

UVA Study: Demand Outweighs Supply Of Mental Health Services

UVA Study: Demand Outweighs Supply Of Mental Health Services

Photo: WINA

A UVA study the demand greatly outweighs the supply when it comes to services for mental health. Economics professor Steven Stern looked at those who cannot afford private care and have to rely on regional community service boards. Stern says many Central Virginians are not receiving the public mental health services they need. He says the main barrier to getting treatment is cost and the lack of public service supply. Stern says the supply of private mental health providers in the region is actually quite large. But there’s a severe shortage for those without the financial resources to pay for such care.

Latest Stories

in Entertainment

Today in entertainment history: Sept. 15

lone

A look back on the Hollywood headlines that made history.

in Entertainment

This weekend’s celebrity birthdays

bisset

See who will be blowing out the candles on birthday cake this weekend.

in Music

CHART TOPPERS: This week’s top alternative tracks

lana

LISTEN: This week's top alt tracks, according to the latest Billboard chart.