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Dr. Joseph Troiana (right), who oversees behavioral health programs for the Will County Health Department, talked with members of the county board’s Legislative and Policy Committee Tuesday about a problem the department is having with trying to find psychiatrists. (Photo by Rex Robinson)

Dr. Joseph Troiana (right), who oversees behavioral health programs for the Will County Health Department, talked with members of the county board’s Legislative and Policy Committee Tuesday about a problem the department is having with trying to find psychiatrists. (Photo by Rex Robinson)

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Mental health crisis in Will County

Health department faces shortage of psychiatrists

With the closing of mental health facilities throughout Illinois, more patients in need of psychiatric care are being forced to seek treatment elsewhere and some are falling through the cracks.