'Crisis level': N.L. faces shortage of psychologists as they leave public system
2022-06-29 from ctvnews.ca
Access to mental health services is taking a hit in Newfoundland and Labrador as psychologists in the province continue to leave the public system en masse.
The province has the worst wait times in Canada for mental health services, according to the Newfoundland and Labrador Medical Association. The Newfoundland and Labrador Psychology Board also currently only lists 242 fully registered psychologists, which equates to one psychologist per 2,155 people.
Lisa Moores, a psychologist and professor at Memorial University, says the exodus of psychologists is something that's been happening for the last three years.
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