Minnesota doesn't have enough mental health workers.
Each year, one in five Minnesotans faces some sort of mental health condition. But there are just not enough professionals to help.
And that's not the only part of the problem.
With mental health, it's especially important to get care that's culturally relevant. But very few care providers in Minnesota are from minority and immigrant communities.
This hour on MPR News, we asked how Minnesotans can get the help they need for their mental health.
Jin Lee Palen, executive director at the Minnesota Association of Community Mental Health Programs
Dr. Pahoua Yang, vice president of community mental health and wellness at the Amherst H. Wilder Foundation
To listen to the full conversation you can use the audio player abover.
This coverage is part of "Call To Mind" — MPR's initiative to foster new conversations about mental health. Learn more at www.calltomindnow.org