Gaps in mental health care persist
WILLMAR -- Service contracts approved by the Kandiyohi County Board of Commissioners indicate a gap in mental health services still exists.
Mary Kjolsing, director of the Rice Hospital mental health unit, said a shortage of psychiatrists has meant a reduction in care in places like the county jail and the prison in Appleton.
Commissioner Richard Larson said jails have turned into "holding areas" for people with mental illness.
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