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NAMI Virginia (National Alliance on Mental Illness)


NAMI Virginia is an organization of families, friends and individuals whose lives have been affected by mental illness. Together, we advocate for better lives for those individuals who have a mental illness.

If In Crisis:

  • If in crisis, please call or text the National Suicide & Crisis Lifeline at 988 (24/7) 
  • If calling 911: Ask for a Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Officer

NAMI HelpLine: M-F 10 am – 10 pm ET

 Call: 1-800-950-NAMI (6264)
 Text: 62640

Support Groups

  • NAMI support groups are peer-led and offer participants an opportunity to share their experiences and gain support from other attendees.

Virginia Family Network

  • The Virginia Family Network (VFN) is a contractual agreement between the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (DBHDS) and NAMI Virginia launched in 2011.  The purpose is to create a statewide network of families who support, educate, and empower other families with children and youth with mental health needs while also promoting family-driven and youth-guided policy throughout the child-serving systems.


NAMI Virginia
1-888-486-8264 x202
1-804-285-8264 x202


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