The State of the Region: Hampton Roads 2008
According to the U.S. Center for Mental Health Services, an estimated 64,972 people (5.4 percent) suffer from serious mental illness in Hampton Roads. Beginning in the 1970s, these individuals largely have been deinstitutionalized and now live within our communities, where they are served primarily by nine community services boards.
Regional Studies Institute, Old Dominion University, "Part 5: An Almost Invisible Corner: Care for the Mentally Ill in Hampton Roads" (2008). State of the Region Reports: Hampton Roads. 94.