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    Virginia Mental Health Access Program

     

     

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    Virginia Mental Health Access Program

     

    12.5% of Virginia children have had at least one major depressive episode

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    Virginia Mental Health Access Program

     

    Virginia ranks 47th lowest in US for mental health care for kids under 18 years old
     

VIRGINIA MENTAL HEALTH ACCESS PROGRAM


THE PROBLEM:

Virginia children cannot access the mental health services they need. We suffer from a severe shortage of child psychiatrists- only two counties have sufficient numbers of child psychiatrists. Over half the counties do not even have one child/adolescent mental health professional. 1 in 5 children has a diagnosable mental disorder & 1 in 10 suffers from a serious mental health problem. The majority of these children have nowhere to go for help.

THE SOLUTION:
WHAT IS VMAP?
WHAT CAN THE STATE DO?

Dr. Sandy Chung is serving as the Chair of the Steering Committee and may be reached at schung@fairfaxpeds.com.


For more information regarding the Virginia Mental Health Access Program, please visit www.vmap.org. 

VMAP Mental Health Educational

Opportunities for Primary Care Providers

Pediatricians, Family Practice Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants

 

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*VMAP is funded and operated through the Pediatric Foundation of Virginia, Inc.