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Seeking support from others can be an effective tool in supporting mental health needs. According to the American Psychological Association almost everyone can benefit from social and emotional support. Support Networks can include organizations, groups, and peers. See below for some support networks in Virginia, please note that this list is not comprehensive.
This network of families is committed to providing opportunities that 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. Through activities such as providing support groups, training, resources, and mentorship from other families with children and youth with mental health needs.
For more information and to learn how you can become involved with this initiative, visit the Virginia Family Network.
Side by Side is dedicated to creating supportive communities where Virginia’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ) youth can define themselves, belong, and flourish.
Youth Support Line: 888-644-4390
For more information visit Side by Side.
Youth MOVE (Motivating Others through Voices of Experience) is a platform for young people to share their story and inspire others. YMV is Virginia’s Statewide Youth Network and voice for young people with systems experience. In addition to the mental health system, YMV is open to youth and young adults who have experience in the child welfare, education or juvenile justice systems, including foster care and substance use/recovery services. Youth MOVE’s mission is to support a grassroots peer network for youth and young adults to be empowered, active guides in their own care, while advocating for mental health policy and programs that are specific to their unique needs and experiences
For more information and to learn how you can become involved with this initiative, visit Youth MOVE.
Family Support Partner services are strength-based, individualized, person centered, and growth-oriented supports provided to the parent/caregiver of a youth or young adult under the age of 21, with a behavioral health or development or substance use challenge or co-occurring mental health, substance use or developmental challenge that is the focus of the support.
Services are expected to improve outcomes for the individual and increase the Individual’s and family’s confidence and capacity to manage their own services and supports while promoting wellness and healthy relationships.