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Jails and Homeless Shelters: Unofficial Mental Health Providers

By Kelley Weiss


Kansas City, MO – A shortage of mental health providers in Kansas City is forcing other unofficial organizations to pick up the slack. At a local Health Equity Conference this week one topic the medical community will explore is the role of jails and homeless shelters in providing this care. Dr. Stuart Munro, the head of the University of Missouri-Kansas City Medical School's psychiatry department, talked about the mental health system with KCUR's Kelley Weiss.

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