Virginia is in a Behavioral Health Crisis.
From a shortage of behavioral health professionals to worsening youth mental health outcomes, Virginians are struggling and they cannot afford to wait. The Time Is Now for legislators to enact comprehensive behavioral health reform. The Commonwealth’s future and our children’s future depend on it.
80% of localities in Virginia have a shortage of mental health professionals (1)
Virginia Ranks 34th out of 50 states in access to behavioral health care (2)
Virginia Ranks 48th out of 50 states for youth mental health (3)
Virginians Are Ready to Act
According to Recent Polling:
of Virginians think we need behavioral health reform
of Virginians think behavioral health should be a high priority for the general assembly