Tag Archives: mental health

Mental Wellness Resources in Northern Virginia

Feeling stressed? Overwhelmed with juggling college, parenting, and employment?

If you answered yes, you’re not alone!!! According to  the National Alliance on Mental Illness, approximately 1 in 5 adults in the U.S. experiences mental illness in a given year, and about half of community college students surveyed reported mental health problems.

The good news is there are lots of free and low-cost mental wellness supports in our community. Check out the list below to find the help you need, or advocate for a friend or family member you feel  could use the support.

Making a call  or sending an email is the first step to feeling better. You cannot take care of others if you do not care for yourself first!

Local Providers                                                                                                    Greater Prince William Community Health Center – http://gpwhealthcenter.org/                                                                                        Loudoun Mental Health Centers – https://www.loudoun.gov/index.aspxnid=1408                                                 HealthWorks for Northern Virginia (Behavior Health) – http://hwnova.org/                                                                                                            Neighborhood Health (Behavior Health)- http://www.neighborhoodhealthva.org/mission–vision–values.html                                                                                                                            Northern Virginia Family Services – http://www.nvfs.org/our-services/mental-health/                                                                                 Postpartum Help – http://www.postpartumva.org/

Local Support Groups                                                                                         Alexandria City Mental Health Support Groups – https://www.alexandriava.gov/dchs/adultservices/default.aspx?id=53018                                                                                                                                Depression & Bipolar Support Groups – http://www.dbsalliance.org/site/PageServer?pagename=peer_support_group_locator                                                            National Alliance on Mental Health Northern Virginia Support Groups – http://www.nami-northernvirginia.org/individuals-peers.html                                                                                                                               Postpartum Support Groups – http://www.postpartumva.org/support-groups/                                                                                                                                      SCAN – Educational Parent Support Groups – https://www.scanva.org/support-for-parents/parent-education-program/parent-supportgroups/                                                                                 The Women’s Center Support & Therapy Groups (ask about reduced rates or sliding scale) – http://thewomenscenter.org/counseling/support-therapy-groups/                                                                                                                                      Trillium Drop-in Center –  http://www.trilliumdropincenter.org/

County Assistance                                                                                               Alexandria City Mental Health Services – https://www.alexandriava.gov/dchs/adultservices/default.aspx?id=50420                                                                                                                                Arlington County Mental Health Services – https://health.arlingtonva.us/behavioral-healthcare/mental-health/                                                                                                                                       Fairfax County Community Services Board – http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/csb/services/                                                         Loudoun County Mental Health Services – https://www.loudoun.gov/mentalhealth                                                               Prince William County Mental Health Services – http://www.pwcgov.org/government/dept/cs/pages/adult-mental-health.aspx

Prescription Help                                                                                                  Family Wize https://familywize.org/prescription-savings-card/how-it-works                                                                                                                         Needy Meds http://www.needymeds.org/                                                                                       Partnership for Prescription Assistance https://www.pparx.org/