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Grading the States 2006: West Virginia

Alabama

Report Card

Overall Grade:

D

Category Grades:

Infrastructure:

D-

Information Access:

B

Services:

D+

Recovery Supports:

D-
 

Spending, Income, & Rankings

 

 

National Rank

Per Capita Mental Health Spending

$48.74

45

Per Capita Income

$23,146

49

Total Mental Health Spending (in millions)

$88

43

Suicide Rank
8
 
 

Recent Innovations

  • Formation of the West Virginia Council for the Prevention of Suicide
  • Strong involvement o families and consumers in planning process 
 

Urgent Needs

  • Funding for a historically undefended mental health system
  • Implementation of Evidence Based Practices
  • Pre- and post- arrest diversion strategies for law enforcement


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More Information

Grading the States 2006: West Virginia - Narrative
Read the full narrative from NAMI's report on West Virginia's health care system for serious mental illness


Grading the States 2006: West Virginia - Score Card
View the details of how West Virginia scored on the criteria used by NAMI in evaluating its health care system for serious mental illness.


Other Resources

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State & Local NAMIs
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Grading the States 2006 Online Discussion
Share your comments, reactions, personal stories and ideas around NAMI's report on the state of America's health care system for serious mental illness.







     
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