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Mental Health Care

Mental Health Care is usually treated by a different set of health care professionals than those who treat physical illnesses. The agencies in Virginia that have mental health programs are "community Service Boards". If you need help with mental illness, mental retardation or substance abuse issues, you will need to contact a mental health professional. Use the links and telephone numbers below to get more information about mental health care in Virginia.

NAMI: National Alliance on Mental Health
For more information call 1-800-523-5933

Find your local NAMI: Click on “State/Local NAMI” (), then click on the state of Virginia\

NAMI Virginia
PO Box 8260
Richmond, VA 23226-0260

Primary phone: (804) 285-8264
Alternate phone: (888) 486-8264
President, Bill Farrington

National Mental Health Association
In crisis: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
The Child-Help USA 1-800-422-4453

Virginia 211
In areas where 211 is available, dialing this number can connect you with mental health crisis services in your area or help you find where to seek immediate help in your area.

National Mental Health Association of Virginia
For more information call (804) 225-5591

Virginia Office of Mental Health, Mental Retardation and Substance Abuse Services
For more information call 1-800-451-5544

Community Service Boards
If you are in need of immediate assistance, contact your local community service board

Virginia Mental Health and Mental Retardation Facilities

Mental health facilities and mental retardation facilities are treatment centers where patients stay at the facilities (called "in-patient facilities") in order to receive treatments or counseling. Mental health facilities provide in -patient treatment for mental illnesses while mental retardation facilities provide in-patient treatments and therapies for patients with intellectual disabilities. Use this link for more information.

Last Updated: 04-01-2013

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