Civilian Mental Health Providers
Adults and Families
There are several websites that provide locator services to help find mental health professionals. In Virginia, there are two quick Locators: 1) you can dial 2-1-1 or use its website which allows you to specify your search area and choose desrired services from a lengthy menu, or 2) you can use the CSB/BHA Directory, the state mental health centers.
A federal website provided by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) gives you locations, maps, and different choices for civilians and veterans.
Women with mental health issues have a federal directory they can use which lists many specialty hotlines and centers.
The National Alliance on Mental Illness has an information hotline for emergency and advice on treatment and support.
A hotline from Healthy Place lists a variety of hotlines and referral resources to help you deal with mental health issues.
Increasing numbers of persons and their families are experiencing uncomfortable and disabling mental health conditions during the aging process. The National Alliance of New Hampshire published a comprehensive report on the issues of aging and mental health issues, called “Mental Health, Mental Illness, Healthy Aging”.
The National Coalition on Mental Health and Aging provides on their website a listing of contacts for information and services related to aging issues.
For finding local and state services to seniors with mental health issues, the Eldercare Locator, created by the Federal Department of Health and Human Services, can be useful.
A major mental health issue is alcoholism. If not only wastes the addicted person, it usually has deleterious effects on friends, family, colleagues, and (often unintended) victims. A comprehensive website, which explains the disease and its progression, offers tests of severity, and focuses on treatment is the Helpguide.
Because Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is often the last and frequently the most effective treatment for persons with alcohol addition, their website is offered.