A Health Resources and Services Administration report stated that 77% of US counties experienced severe psychiatrist shortages in 2017, and yet 1 in 5 American adults experience a mental illness in a given year. There is a pressing need to map the supply of prescribing psychiatric workforce.
This study sought to map the supply of psychiatrists, advanced practice psychiatric nurses (psychiatric nurses), physician assistants (PAs) in psychiatry, and psychiatric pharmacists.
This report was produced by the Behavioral Health Workforce Research Center. For additional information and resources, visit: www.behavioralhealthworkforce.org