Community Care of West Virginia

Facing a mental heath care shortage, new ‘rapid access’ initiative aims to help WV kids

BY: - August 23, 2023

A lack of child and adolescent psychiatrists in West Virginia has led to “alarmingly high wait times for mental health assessments and subsequent treatments,” according to state health leaders.  The lack of mental health access has pushed more kids nationwide to emergency rooms for care, which aren’t always equipped to help children in psychiatric distress. […]