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Hawaii's Mental Health Patients Struggle To Get The Medication They Need

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Pharmacy background on a black table. Tablets on a black background. Pills. Medicine and healthy. Close up of capsules.

Being a state of islands in the middle of the Pacific Ocean carries with it many challenges, and a big one is ensuring access to critical health care services despite limited providers who are often concentrated in Honolulu.

Mental health patients face big obstacles in this regard, particularly those who require medication. The number of psychiatrists practicing in Hawaii has been declining for years. A 40 percent shortfall is projected by 2025, which will only increase the number of patients struggling to get the care and medication they need, especially on neighbor islands.

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