Mental Health Resources

Community Mental Health & Addiction Resources

Psychological First Aid

The NCTSN also has resources for responders on Psychological First Aid (PFA). PFA is an early intervention to support children, adolescents, adults, and families impacted by these types of events. PFA Mobile and the PFA Wallet Card provide a quick reminder of the core actions. The PFA online training course is also available on the NCTSN Learning Center. PFA Handouts include:

Military and Veteran Family Resources

Additional Helpline Resources

For those that are needing technical assistance or additional resources, please don’t hesitate to contact Dr. Greg Leskin for Military and Veteran Family resource questions and Dr. Melissa Brymer at for all other questions.

Outpatient Counseling Services for individuals and families of all ages:

Jewish Family Service of Tidewater

Virginia Beach Behavioral Health Services:

Chesapeake Behavioral Health Services:

Mental Health Services for Children and Teens:

CHKD Mental Health Programs:

Suicide Prevention and Education:

Out of Darkness Walk:

Sarah Michelle Peterson Foundation:

State/City Community Services:

VB Police Crisis Intervention Team:

VB Strong Center (support and counseling following Mass Shooting in VB on May 31, 2019):

NAMI-Coastal Virginia (Peer Support groups and resources for individuals and families coping with Mental Illness & Addiction):

Private Psychiatric Hospitals for Youth and Adults:

Kempsville Behavioral Health:

Virginia Beach Psychiatric Center:


Reading and Resource Materials from a Jewish Perspective

Blue Dove Foundation

In response to the Robb Elementary School shooting in Uvalde Texas, the National Child Traumatic Stress Network has developed resources to help children, families, educators, and communities navigate what they are seeing and hearing, acknowledge their feelings, and find ways to cope together. These resources include:

Disaster Helpline
SAMHSA has a Disaster Distress Helpline – call or text 1-800-985-5990 (for Spanish, press “2”) to be connected to a trained counselor 24/7/365.

Jewish Family Service of Tidewater Embrace Counseling

If you are experiencing a mental health or suicide crisis call 988

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