Our Town Reno

Ian, Dealing with a Mental Health Services Crisis

Episode Summary

Ian was one of the participants in our Share Your Story sessions on Mondays at the downtown Reno library, which had to be stopped due to the library closing as the community tries to stave off the coronavirus pandemic. Ian is proud to have grown up in Reno, but there are a few concerns he’d like to see fixed, including having his Medicare cover all, and not just some of his healthcare costs .  “I qualify for Medicare and I'm on disability,” Ian explained. “I'm fortunate to receive enough disability to live on. However, the health insurance doesn't cover psychiatry because it's Part B Medicare. But that's all I need.” Analysts say the current situation is pushing the United States into a mental health crisis with clinics collapsing financially, while anxiety and depression rise.