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Here are some local, state and national resources to help you if you have depression and/or diabetes.

Community Resources:

  • Community Health Centers (federally qualified)
    Community Health Centers offer affordable health care in Virginia communities.
    Clients pay what they can afford based on their income.
    www.vhcf.org/about/MentalHealth.php
  • Free Health Clinics
    Free health clinics offer compassionate, quality health care at little or no charge
    to low-income, uninsured people by using volunteer health professionals and partnerships with other health-related organizations.
    www.vafreeclinics.org/find-a-free-clinic.asp
  • Health Department Clinics
    There are 119 local health departments in Virginia that offer a variety of
    environmental services and community healthcare activities to protect and
    promote the health of Virginians.
    www.vdh.virginia.gov//lhd/
  • VCU Mood Disorders Clinic
    This clinic offers clinical trials for depression, severe premenstrual
    syndrome (PMS), anxiety, and hypo-active sexual desire disorder.
    www.mood.vcu.edu/

Virginia Resources:

  • Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services Locator
    This link provides information and locations of where to receive help for mental
    health and substance abuse problems in Virginia.
    http://www.dbhds.virginia.gov/SVC-default.htm
  • Social Workers
    The Virginia chapter of the National Association of Social Workers is committed
    to furthering the professional development of Virginia social workers and
    promoting social justice for all Virginia residents.
    www.naswva.org
  • Virginia Diabetes Prevention and Control Project
    This project is a resource of the Virginia Department of Health that provides
    leadership and resources for diabetes prevention and control initiatives.
    www.vahealth.org/cdpc/diabetes

National Resources:

  • American Dietetic Association (ADA)
    The American Dietetic Association offers a referral service for dietitians or
    technicians who provide reliable, objective easy-to-understand nutrition information.
    www.eatright.org/public/fard.aspx
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
    NAMI is the nation's largest grassroots organization for people with mental
    illness and their families. Its mission is to provide support, education and
    advocacy.
    www.nami.org/
  • National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP)
    NDEP enlists over 200 partners at the federal, state and local levels who can provide evidence-based resources on diabetes prevention and control.
    www.YourDiabetesInfo.org
  • National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
    NIMH is the largest scientific organization in the world dedicated to research
    focused on the understanding, treatment and prevention of mental disorders and
    the promotion of mental health.
    www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/depression/index.shtml

If you are in crisis and need immediate help, contact National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255) to be connected to a trained counselor at a suicide crisis center nearest you.

  • Women's Health Council (WHC)
    WHC is a national forum that links state agencies and assists them in advancing and protecting the health of women across their lifespan through chronic disease
    prevention and control.
    www.chronicdisease.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=3308

Learn more at the NACDD's Women's Health Council Web site.


 

Last Updated: 02-15-2013

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