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Arizona is well regarded when it comes to treating the very poor and severely mentally ill but, as the Center for Applied Behavioral Health Policy’s director Michael Shafer explains in a recent Phoenix New Times article, we fall short in early detection and treatment of less severe, and more common, behavioral health issues like anxiety and depression.The article discusses a new study by the nonprofit Mental Health America that ranks the 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia according to prevalence of mental illness and access to care. Arizona placed second to last in that study, with only Oregon faring worse.
Read the full article, “Arizona Ranked 50th for Access to Mental Healthcare,” on the Phoenix New Times website: http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/news/arizona-ranked-50th-for-access-to-mental-healthcare-7917250