Archive July 2021

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Governor Northam Announces $485 Million Funding Commitment to Strengthen Virginia’s Behavioral Health System

Includes investments in mental health services, substance use treatment and prevention, hospital staffing, and critical infrastructure

VIDEO: VACP News Conference to Address the Mental Health Services Funding Crisis in Virginia

On Tuesday, July 27, the VACP held a joint news conference with the Virginia Municipal League, the Virginia Association of Community Services Boards, and Mental Health America of Virginia to address the long-neglected mental health services funding crisis in the Commonwealth

Virginia DBHDS Announces Closing of Five State Mental Health Institutions to New Admissions "Until Further Notice"

On July 9, 2021, the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (DBHDS) announced the closing to new admissions – until further notice – of five of the eight state institutions for the mentally ill, citing a lack of capacity to meet the growing need.