Mental/Behavioral Health & Substance Abuse Treatment and Referral

Community Training for Mental/Behavioral Health Supporters

  • ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) is an evidence-based training that helps people effectively recognize and intervene to prevent suicide.
  • Mental Health First Aid is a public education program offered by the Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board Wellness and Health Promotion staff that can help communities understand mental illnesses, seek timely intervention, and save lives.
  • NAMI Virginia’s volunteer-led programs and events bring education, support, and hope to individuals living with a mental health condition, family members, and the community.

Local Crisis Prevention and/or Stigma Awareness Groups

  • Josh Anderson Foundation Providing teens with mental health education, resources, and support.
  • Angel Fund Creating a safe environment for young people to feel respected, accepted and self-confident.
  • Safe Community Coaltion Working together for our youth, through information sharing, events, tips, tools and other resources.

National Suicide Prevention and/or Stigma Awareness Orgs/Campaigns

  • Bring Change 2 Mind Working to end the stigma and discrimination of mental illness.
  • NBC4 Changing Minds Shining a light on mental health and mental illness.
  • Active Minds Working together for our youth, through information sharing, events, tips, tools and other resources.

Regional Mental Health Legislative Advocacy Groups

MORE LINKS…

  • Connect Me An online resource currently maintained by a volunteer in partnership with community providers, with support from the Josh Anderson Foundation. For a printable packet of resources, please check the Handouts page. 
  • Alone Together The Alone-Together.org project provides a way for young adults to give voice to their personal struggles and methods of resilience in the form of open letters.