Welcome! The Arlington Committee of 100 fosters open and vigorous discussion of issues involving all facets of community life in Arlington. The Committee's monthly forums are open to all and provide a non-partisan setting in which issues of local, regional, and state interest are addressed by experts, with audience participation in lively Q&A sessions.
The Arlington Committee of 100 Board has decided to continue providing our programs virtually using Zoom. Viewers will still be able to view the program live or recorded on our Facebook Page, and the recordings will be uploaded to the "Past Programs" tab when the program concludes.
Wednesday May 11th, 2021 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Join the Arlington Committee of 100 and representatives from state and local government to learn what’s being done to address the severe shortage of mental health care services in our area. Our crisis reflects the nationwide exponential growth in those suffering significant mental health issues since the onset of COVID and a lack of resources to treat them. A fall 2021 survey estimated that 500,000 adults in Northern Virginia suffer from active symptoms of mental health disorders. Forty percent of those suffering cannot access help because of a lack of income or adequate insurance, and the sufferers often face discrepancies in treatment by ethnicity.
- Beth Arthur, Arlington County Sheriff
- Deborah Warren, Deputy Director, Arlington Department of Human Services
- Nelson Smith, Commissioner, Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services
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