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