The National Alliance on Mental Illness and the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration estimates there are 32,000 adults in Hawai'i, representing more than 3 percent of the population, live with serious mental illness. The number does not include unipolar depression, anxiety/adjustment disorders, substance abuse and post-traumatic stress disorder. Many of these adults are homeless.
Credit Wayne Yoshioka
Psychologist Prescription Authority Fails
State lawmakers have been trying to ease Doctor shortages on the neighbor islands for 2 decades. As HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports, no progress was made last session.