©2019 by Virginia Mental Health Access Program (VMAP)

VIRGINIA MENTAL HEALTH ACCESS PROGRAM

Collaborative Care for Children and Adolescents

WHAT IS VMAP?

Children have so much to offer to the world - we believe in the power that they hold, and know that they will mold future generations to come.


Virginia Mental Health Access Program (VMAP) is a statewide mental health access program designed to help health care providers take better care of children and adolescents with mental health conditions by increasing access to child psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, and care navigators.

Beautiful Young Girl

Virginia ranks 47th lowest in the nation for mental health care for children under 18 years of age, according to the 2018 State of Mental Health in America report.

THE PROBLEM

Virginia children cannot access the mental health services they need.

 

We suffer from a severe shortage 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 and 1 in 10 suffers from a serious mental health problem. The majority of these children have nowhere to go for help.

Adorable Girl with Pediatrician

With the severe shortage of these services, we must make them available in places where children already access health care.

THE SOLUTION

Provide more children with mental health services by expanding the existing workforce.

The VMAP will do this by giving primary care providers the training and tools they need to serve children and adolescents with mental health needs.

 

This program will ensure that more children have access to providers who are better able to screen, diagnose, manage and treat mental health.

Smiling Girl

Expanding Mental Health Access for Children & Adolescents!

WHAT CAN YOU DO?

YOU can get involved and make an impact in a variety of ways:

   1. Provide financial support

 

   2.  ​Volunteer your time

   3.  Advocate:

 

   4.  Join our network:​

FEATURED MEDIA

VMAP in the spotlight!

ABC News: WRIC, Richmond 

Posted: May 06, 2019

NBC News:  WSLS, Roanoke Valley Region

Posted: May 06, 2019

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