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MO Psychologist Says State Does Not Have Enough Child Psychologists to Help Mentally Ill Children

(Missourinet) Suicide is the leading cause of death among adolescents and Missouri is outpacing the national suicide rate for children. Dr. Amy Beck, a child psychologist at Children’s Mercy in Kansas City, says there are not enough child psychologists and psychiatrists to help these children.

Beck says children’s hospitals are in crisis at every level – outpatient, inpatient, urgent care and emergency care – helping children with mental health issues.

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