We are a statewide organization actively engaged in support, education, outreach, and advocacy in cities and counties throughout Virginia.
The NAMI Virginia HelpLine is a
statewide toll-free phone and email service for people seeking help and
resources on mental illness. The HelpLine connects people to state and
community resources and empowers Virginians in need to become self-advocates in
seeking answers, looking for information, and participating in the treatment of
mental illness. Virginians who call the HelpLine have often tried everything
else and have gotten nowhere. They need an informed, compassionate person who
understands what they are going through; can offer empathetic, timely support;
and understands the complex, fragmented mental health and insurance systems.
The majority of our callers are contacting us related to a Virginian
experiencing a serious mental illness affecting their daily life. Common types
of calls include requests for written materials on mental illness, information
about how to obtain treatment, housing or legal referrals, information about
support groups, and questions about how to help a love one who will not seek
treatment. Written material requests also include outreach brochures produced
by NAMI Virginia, such as our general NAMI Virginia brochure detailing our free
services, and Guide to Helping an
Individual through a Psychiatric Crisis brochure. The resources and
connections NAMI Virginia provides have been vetted so that callers are not
simply getting yet another number that results in a dead-end.
NAMI Connection Support Groups are free 90-minute weekly support groups led by trained individuals who are at a point of managing their illness and are able to give back. These are recovery support groups for all adults living with mental illness regardless of their diagnosis, offering an environment of respect, understanding, encouragement, and hope.
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Earned Revenue HelpEarned revenue represents income generated in direct exchange for a product or service.Earned income includes income from government contracts.
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