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What can We Do to Bridge Gaps Between Existing and Missing Mental Health Resources in Fairfax County?

Hear from our panel and then as a community take action to create and provide mental health resources that are still needed.

Dr. Bob Phillips: Overview of The Practical Playbook chapter written by COS.


  • Virginia Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Dr. Sandy Chung, President: Virginia Mental Health Access Program (VMAP) and its efforts to create effective referral networks across the state.
  • George Mason University’s Dr. Christiann L Esposito-Smythers, Director of Clinical Training: The evolution of the community Systems of Care approach.
  • Dr. Robyn Mehlenbeck, Director of GMU Center for Psychological Services: GMU’s work with schools and community services.
  • INOVA’s Kellar Center’s Dr. Rick Leichtweis, Senior Director of the Inova Kellar Center: Adolescent services and facilities, particularly the expansion of adolescent psychiatric beds.
  • Fairfax County Government’s Peter Steinberg: Parent Navigator and Healthy Families.

We hope you will come to connect, learn, and ideally act to help others deal with stress and mental illness. We are in this together.

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