Mental health providers are working to keep up with the growing demand. Dr. Neill Epperson, chair of psychiatry at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus, said the department is actively hiring across positions. “We need more psychiatrists. We need more licensed psychologists, licensed clinical social workers or professional counselors,” Epperson said. Epperson said the department was growing rapidly before the pandemic began, but their patient volume has increased 65% in just the past year.