Behavioral Health Services
VVFS provides assistance with connecting Service Members, Veterans, and their Families (SMVF) to a range of behavioral health supports and related supportive services, in addition to providing individual peer support and groups. Please reach out to us directly if you need assistance. Below is a list of additional national and state resources for veterans in need of behavioral health services which provide: treatment, support and information to persons experiencing a psychological or emotional crisis, a traumatic event, or substance abuse or addiction including misuse of medications.
- 2-1-1 Virginia provides 24/7 crisis intervention and referral to mental health services in Virginia
- Dial 211
- Hearing Impaired Users: Dial 711 for Virginia Relay then dial 2-1-1
- Video Phone users dial 1-800-230-6977
- VA Crisis Line provides 24/7 crisis intervention and referral for military, members of the Guard and Reserve and their families
- 1-800-273-8255 Press 1
- VA Women Veterans Call Center answers questions about VA services for women
- 1-855 VA WOMEN
- Marine Corps DSTRESS Line The Marine Corps DSTRESS Line is a 24/7, anonymous phone and online live chat counseling service with a ‘Marine-to-Marine’ approach. The call center is staffed with veteran Marines, former FMF Corpsmen, Marine Corps family members, and licensed clinicians with specific training in Marine Corps culture.
- Defense Center of Excellence for Psychological Health Outreach Center provides 24/7information and support onpsychological health and traumatic brain injury
- Real Warriorsoffers an online Live Chat with a professional counselor
- Coaching Into Care is a free and confidential coaching service operated by the VA to help callers discover new ways to talk with their Veteran about their concerns and about treatment options.
- inTransition is a voluntary and confidential program to support service members moving between health care systems or providers including transition from active duty to the civilian providers.
- Virginia Community Services Boards Links to VACSB page with search engine for all CSBs in the state
- AfterDeployment.org provides online confidential self-assessment tools, links to community resources and numerous links to educational materials.
- National Guard Psychological Health Program offers links to community resources and educational materials helpful to members of the Guard and Reserves.
- PTSD Coach Mobile App Features include: reliable information on PTSD and treatments that work; tools for screening and tracking your symptoms; convenient, easy-to-use skills to help you handle stress symptoms; direct links to support and help; and always available.
- Download app http://www.ptsd.va.gov/public/pages/ptsdcoach.asp
- US Department of Veterans Affairs provides treatment, support, anonymous self screening, educational material and links to services for a wide array of substance abuse related topics
- US Department of Veterans Affairs provides treatment, support, educational material and links to services for a wide array of mental health related topics
- US Department of Veterans Affairs provides treatment, support, educational material and links to services for post traumatic stress disorder
- Help for Family and Friends of someone with PTSD Contains helpful information and links
- TRICARE is a health insurance program available to active duty service members and retirees of the seven uniformed services, their family members, survivors and others who are registered in theDefense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS). TRICARE is also available to National Guard/Reserve members and their families.
- Military OneSource provides information and resources on topics such as counseling options for National Guard and Reserve members and their families. Options include military counseling services and non-medical counseling resources.