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Mental Health / Counseling

life_stayinghealthy_thmbStaying healthy isn’t just about your body; it includes your state of mind. Learning how to manage stress, anger, fear and other emotions is a part of becoming an adult and learning to live independently.

Sometimes, you may need help working out a specific problem or getting through a loss or disappointment. Other times, you may have more serious issues that you’re struggling with, like problems with alcohol or drugs. In any case, there’s always someone who can help, and asking for help is the first step toward feeling better. The resources below are here for you any time you need them.

2-1-1 Virginia

2-1-1 is an easy-to-remember phone number that connects people with free information on available community services that can help. When you dial 2-1-1, a trained professional listens to your situation and suggests sources of help. Referrals are confidential, and you can search for the services on the Web site as well.

24-hour access to help

A community services board (CSB) is the point of entry into the publicly-funded system of services for mental health, intellectual disability and substance abuse. CSBs provide pre-admission screening services 24-hours per day, 7 days per week. You may use the tools here to find your local CSB, or view the list of Emergency/Crisis Phone Numbers.

REACH Virginia

Reach Virginia offers access to low cost mental health care providers in the Greater Richmond area.


For immediate help, call the 24-Hour Helpline at 1-800-662-HELP.

A major initiative of The Virginia Foundation for Community College Education
Virginia's Community Colleges
Funded in part by the Mary Morton Parsons Foundation