Our Metropolis (June 13, 2017): Mental Health in Nevada

This week host Gary Larson sits with regular panelist Elizabeth Thompson to discuss bills awaiting to be approved or vetoed by Governor Brian Sandoval including several marijuana-related bills. They also discuss the day’s municipal elections.

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Nevada ranks last in the nation for “access to care” in regards to mental health. In this segment, host Gary Larson sits down with UNLV professor Chris Wood to discuss his recent policy paper and how Nevada’s shortage of counselors affects educational outcomes.
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UNLV News Center: Why Nevada Needs More Mental Health and School Counselors
Policy Paper: Mining for a Nevada ‘Counselor Lode’: Mental Health, Schools, and the need for Responsive Legislation