ST. LOUIS — National mental health advocates say Missouri could do a better job caring for the mentally ill.
The National Alliance for Mental Illness gave Missouri a "C'' — the same grade the state received three years ago.
The group says access to care is becoming a larger problem in Missouri.
Missouri advocates worry what budget cuts would mean for those who depend on services.
Francie Broderick, who heads a St. Louis mental health agency, said the mentally ill typically access services when they become very sick and enter a hospital. She said that is the most costly and least efficient way to provide services.