Reporters and media representatives should contact:

Lauren Cunningham

Communications Director


DBHDS 988 Toolkit for Partners

Download Virginia-specific 988 logos, shareables, infographics, and post copy in the DBHDS 988 Toolkit for Partners.

DBHDS Annual Reports

2022 Annual Report (DRAFT)

2021 Annual Report

2020 Annual Report

DBHDS Press Releases

July 19, 2022: Three Digit 988 Dialing Code for National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Launches in Virginia

December 1, 2021: Virginia Offers New Behavioral Health Services for Adults and Youth

September 1, 2021: DBHDS Restricts Visitation for State-Run Mental Health Hospitals and Centers During COVID-19 Outbreak Starting September 3

July 27, 2021: Virginia Launches Enhanced Behavioral Health Services for Medicaid Members

April 14, 2021: Virginia Receives Federal Permission to Extend COVID-19 Crisis Counseling Warmline Until December 21, 2021

March 18, 2021: Alternative Transportation Now Available for Adults and Children Statewide

October 1, 2020: Virginia Awarded Nearly $52.6 Million to Continue Addressing Opioid Crisis

August 19, 2020: Virginia Receives Additional Federal Funds to Operate COVID-19 Crisis Counseling Warmline Through May 2021

Governor’s Press Releases

June 15, 2023: Governor Glenn Youngkin Highlights Progress of Transformational Right Help, Right Now Plan for Behavioral Health

May 9, 2023: Governor Glenn Youngkin Launches Comprehensive Plan to Fight Virginia’s Fentanyl Crisis

March 27, 2023: Governor Glenn Youngkin Signs Legislation Supporting Virginians with Developmental Disabilities and Their Families

December 16, 2022: What They Are Saying: Governor Glenn Youngkin Announces Transformational Behavioral Health Plan

December 14, 2022: Governor Glenn Youngkin Announces Transformational Behavioral Health Care Plan for Virginians

October 26, 2022: Governor Glenn Youngkin Announces Accelerated Social Worker License Process