Vermont has a population of 626,562 people (United States Census). Close to 4.7% of adults in Vermont (according to SAMHSA) live with serious mental health conditions such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and major depression.
Public mental health services in Vermont are administered and provided by the Vermont Agency of Human Services–Department of Mental Health. Substance use and addiction treatment services are overseen by Vermont Department of Health–Alcohol and Drugs Services.
Only 57.7% of adults with mental illness in Vermont receive any form of treatment from either the public system or private providers (according to SAMHSA). The remaining 42.3% receive no mental health treatment. According to Mental Health America, Vermont is ranked 3 out of 50 states and Washington D.C. for providing access to mental health services.
Medicaid is a combined state and federal program that provides health coverage to people with low income, including those who are unable to work because of a mental health disability. Residents of Vermont can apply for Medicaid through the Vermont Health Marketplace.
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RtoR Family-Endorsed Providers in Vermont
Our Directory of Family-Endorsed Providers features multiple mental health resources in the state of Vermont. All of the Vermont providers listed below have been recommended by a family member of a person who has used their services and have been carefully vetted by our Advisory Group.
All Family-Endorsed Providers have three defining characteristics. They are recovery-oriented, embracing the principle that recovery is a real possibility for all people with mental health conditions. They are family-friendly, including family members in the treatment process. They use evidence-based best practices that are backed by scientific research.
rtor.org is a national website that offers families guidance, support and best practice resources for recovery-oriented mental health care. For free personalized help finding mental health resources in Vermont contact a Resource Specialist now.
Other Vermont Resources
Vermont Agency of Human Services–Department of Mental Health
Vermont Department of Health–Alcohol and Drugs Services
Vermont 211 – 2-1-1 is a free referral and information helpline that connects people to a wide range of health and human services, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. To contact 2-1-1 in any state, including Vermont, simply dial the numbers 2-1-1 from any phone.
National Alliance on Mental Illness–Vermont – The National Alliance on Mental Illness is a nationwide advocacy group representing families and people affected by mental health disorders in the United States. The national organization is organized into state and local affiliates, of which NAMI–Vermont is one.
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