Frequently Asked Questions

Children & Families

Here are some recommended questions to ask when discussing medications with your child’s psychiatrist or primary care physician. (attach Dr. McMains’ “Medications Information Form”)

 

If you use the internet to search for information about psychiatric medications, please use caution and only use reliable sources. Talk to your child’s doctor about where to find valid information about medications and related side effects. One option is the National Institute of Mental Health.

General Questions

The Department of Mental Health has contracts with several private, nonprofit agencies throughout Vermont that provide mental health care.   They are often referred to as designated agencies or community mental health centers.  For additional services in your area, please also see Vermont 2-1-1

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The Secretary of State’s Office of Professional Regulation is responsible for licensure, certification, registration and disciplinary matters for 44 professions and occupations. To find a licensed mental health professional in your area, you may search the License Lookup Database at their site. You may also  download complaint forms and learn about what is required of each licensed professional before obtaining a license.

 

For more information visit Vermont Secretary of State, Office of Professional Regulation.