http://www.mentalhealthamerica.net/sites/default/files/2018%20The%20State%20of%20MH%20in%20America%20-%20FINAL.pdf

The State of Mental Health in 2018 – MHA Report

Virginia ranks 40th in the overall category, indicating a higher prevalence of mental illness and lower rates of  access to services.

Here’s how Virginia fairs in the other rankings:

  • Adult – 23rd
  • Youth – 47th
  • Prevalence of Mental Illness – 28th
  • Access to Care Rankings – 42nd
  • Adult Prevalence of Mental Illness – 34th (19.18%)
  • Adult Alcohol Dependence and Illicit Drug Use (Marijuana, Heroin, and Cocaine) – 16th
  • Adult Alcohol Dependence – 27th (3.10%)
  • Adult Illicit Drug Use: Marijuana – 16th (11.55%)
  • Adult Illicit Drug Use: Heroin – 32nd (0.38%)
  • Adult Illicit Drug Use: Cocaine – 12th (1.31%)
  • Adults with Serious Thoughts of Suicide – 15th (3.94%)
  • Youth Prevalence of Mental Illness – 35th (12.47%)
  • Youth with Alcohol Dependence and Illicit Drug Use (Marijuana, Heroin, and Cocaine)  – 12th
  • Youth Alcohol Dependence – 7th!!
  • Youth Illicit Drug Use: Marijuana – 10th
  • Youth Illicit Drug Use: Heroin – 32nd
  • Youth Illicit Drug Use: Cocaine – 8th!!
  • Youth with Severe Major Depressive Episode – 43rd (states in the bottom 13 have almost twice as many severely depressed youth than the top 13 states(
  • Adult Access to Care – 19th
  • Adults with AMI (amy mental illness) reporting unmet need – 36th
  • Adults with AMI who are uninsured – 29th
  • Adult with disability who could not see a doctor due to costs – 34th
  • Youth Access to Care – 49th!!
  • Youth with Severe Major Depressive Episode who received some consistent treatment – 45th
  • Children with Private Insurance that did not cover mental or emotional problems – 37th
  • Students identified with emotional disturbance for an Individualized Education Program – 21st
  • Mental Health Workforce Availability – 42nd