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\
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
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
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.