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Georgia Ranks Last For Access To Mental Health Care, According To Mental Health America Report

Abdul Henderson, the executive director of Mental Health America of Georgia, discusses a new report that pinpoints Georgia as last in the nation for access to mental health care amid the pandemic.
Abdul Henderson, the executive director of Mental Health America of Georgia, discusses a new report that pinpoints Georgia as last in the nation for access to mental health care amid the pandemic.
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According to Mental Health America’s (MHA) website, it’s a national nonprofit that advocates for mental health and focuses on addressing the needs of people with mental illness.

Abdul Henderson, the executive director of local the affiliate chapter, Mental Health America of Georgia, was a guest on Tuesday’s edition of “Closer Look.”

He talked with show host Rose Scott about a new report that ranks Georgia as last in the country for access to mental health care amid the pandemic.

MHA used responses from 1.5 million from January to September 2020 to create the 2021 “The State Of Mental Health In America” report.

During the conversation, Henderson explained the key findings of the report and solutions to improve Georgia’s low ranking.

To listen to the full conversation, click the audio player above.