Supportive Services

Where people with a mental illness or family members can go to for support

Mental Health America of Fredericksburg 540-371-2704

HelpLine – free, confidential referral to and information on mental health practitioners, treatment services, community resources and educational literature. Weekdays.
Provider Listing – A listing of Licensed practitioners in the private sector and mental health agencies with monthly updates is posted online at www.mhafred.org
Support Groups – free non-therapeutic, professionally facilitated groups including Depression & Bipolar and Survivors of Suicide (for those who have lost a loved one to suicide)
Recovery In Motion (RIM) – free peer support group based on a recovery model for persons who have completed WRAP training
Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) – free 8-9 week course for persons with mental health conditions that identifies personal health indicators, customized wellness tools and strategies to stay well (similar to diabetes management education).
www.mhafred.org

National Alliance on Mental Illness- Rappahannock 540-479-3044
Monthly Meetings – free education programs and support groups for family members and individuals with mental illness (first Wednesday of every month)
Family-to-Family – free 12-week course providing education and support for family members, lead by trained family members
In Our Own Voice – free 60-90 minute presentation by individuals telling their stories of recovery, interspersed with video; available upon request; incorporated as part of Family-to-Family curriculum
Peer-to-Peer – free 10-week course for individuals with mental illness, taught by individuals with mental illness, providing education and support
Connection Support Group – free support group for individuals with mental illness facilitated by peers; focus on education and recovery
www.nami.org and www.namirapp.com

Virginia 2-1-1 Dial 2-1-1
Free, confidential referral and information on health services, financial assistance, housing, senior services, child care and more! www.211.org

Virginia Wounded Warrior Program 540-373-3223, ext. 3085
Support groups, led by Veterans, for combat Veterans of all eras as well as family members; identification of referral for Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Traumatic Brain Injuries
www.wearevirginiaveterans.org www.nwvawoundedwarrior.org