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THE VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS SERVICES (VDVS) IS OPEN FOR VIRTUAL AND LIMITED IN-PERSON SERVICES.  APPOINTMENT REQUESTS CAN BE MADE ONLINE THROUGH THE RED “APPOINTMENT REQUEST” BUTTON AT THE TOP OF THIS PAGE, OR BY CALLING  OR E-MAILING YOUR LOCAL VDVS OFFICE.  All WALK-IN HOURS ARE TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED AT THIS TIME DUE TO SAFETY PROTOCOLS IN PLACE AS A RESULT OF COVID-19.

 

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.

 

Call Centers

  • 2-1-1 Virginia provides 24/7 crisis intervention and referral to mental health services in Virginia
  • VA Crisis Line provides 24/7 crisis intervention and referral for military, members of the Guard and Reserve and their families 
  • 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.

State Resources

National Resources