Jul 11, 2020

NAMI Coastal Mental Health Outreach Committee

Critical Conversations in Minority Mental Health

Join a conversation about Minority Mental Health in our communities with Regina Mobley, Terron Rodgers, and Aaron Rouse.

This event is free for any and all to attend - registration is requested. For more information or to register/join, visit:

Regina Mobley: Anchor/Reporter, WAVY TV 10 ON YOUR SIDE
Terron Rodgers: Senior Site Pastor, Mount Virginia Beach
Aaron Rouse: Councilman, City of Virginia Beach
Moderated by Michelle Sampson: Office of Consumer and Family Affairs

Jul 13, 2020

Free Virtual Convention

NAMICon 2020

FREE virtual convention, NAMICon 2020, taking place July 13-14.

NAMI's National Convention will provide essential resources and expert forums on early intervention, the latest research, criminal justice reform and mental health care. This is a unique opportunity for those who have not attended previous NAMI conventions to join our signature event free of charge! Register online on our convention page.

Jul 25, 2020

Virtual Conversation

Ending The Silence Presentation

Hosted on Zoom by Susannah & Alexa Uroskie from 1-2 p.m


NAMI Ending the Silence is an engaging presentation that helps audience members learn about the warning signs of mental health conditions and what steps to take if you or a loved one are showing symptoms of a mental health condition.

NAMI Ending the Silence presentations include two leaders: one who shares an informative presentation and a young adult with a mental health condition who shares their journey of recovery. Audience members can ask questions and gain understanding of an often-misunderstood topic. Through dialogue, we can help grow the movement to end the stigma.

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Social Event

Online Art Wellness Class

1st and 3rd Saturday of every month online via Zoom from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.


Click the "click here" button for our full online programming schedule.

Click on this link to join from your computer, laptop or tablet:

If you are joining by smart phone, you may need to enter this number 957 3892 4012


Bring whatever art project you would like to work on or a mind open to possibilities and we'll see what each person is doing, share ideas, and socialize!



Online Support Groups & Socials

We're online! 

During the Pandemic, we wanted to continue being able to connect with peers to offer support, learn, create, and socialize together during quarantine. Join us in a Connections Support Group, Family Support Group, Art Wellness Social, and more all without the need to find parking or wear a mask.

Click the button for our full online programming schedule. We hope to see you soon! 

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Jul 09, 2020

Community Conversation

Conversation with UMFS Youth in Foster Care

On July 9th from 3-5pm, Trained  facilitators from NAMI Coastal Virginia will share their mental health journeys and discuss their strategies for relaxing and de-stressing. Jenny will share her process art, Alexa will lead  the group in a collage art project, Elena will demonstrate muay thai chinese boxing, and Tevin will share his original music for de-stressing. Participating youth will be encouraged to share their personal art creations or other methods of relaxation. 


This event is an extension of the partnership between NAMI Coastal and UMFS, which launched the S.L.A.M. support group for youth aged 16-24 and is celebrating one year of success together. For more information about S.L.A.M. contact contact Devitta Jones at (757) 559-1764 or

Social Group


S.L.A.M. (Share Learn Aspire Mentor) is a youth and young adult social group. This group is for teens & young adults, ages 14-24 who have experience in one or more of the following systems: mental health, foster care, special education, substance abuse/recovery, juvenile justice, child welfare.

This group is to socialize and connect! All stories and experiences shared will be confidential. Snacks and refreshments will be offered. Free to attend!

Third Thursday of every month, 6-8 pm

Chalice Christian Church, 5612 Haden Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23455


To inquire about the group and/or register, contact Devitta at (757) 559-1764 or

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Download Virginia Beach mental health services directory (PDF)

AA – Alcoholics Anonymous

To find local meetings, call (757) 490-3980


AL-ANON – Alcoholics Anonymous Family Groups

To find local meetings, call (757) 490-3980


City Care - Regeneration (Recovery Support Group)

Faith-based support group

WAVE Church, 1000 N. Great Neck Road

For more information, call 757-481-5005


Depression / Bipolar Support Alliance

To find local meetings, go to


Emotions Anonymous

To find local meetings, go to

Endependence Center

Independent Living Skills Training Webinars

Click here for more information

Click here for June schedule


Friends & Family Education

For friends and family of people who have substance addiction

To register, call Virginia Beach Office of Consumer and Family Affairs 



Family & Friends Support Group

Meets Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. in 2nd floor conference room at

Spring Branch Community Church

For more information,

call Nan Reynolds at 757-227-5019 or email at

First Home Care Crisis Intervention Services

Medicaid eligible service providing mental health care and assistance to children, adolescents, and adults who are experiencing an acute crisis 

that puts the individual at risk for psychiatric hospitalization. This service can also be utilized to "bridge the gap." Available 24/7

Universal Referral Line: 800-516-1918 • FHCReferrals 

Click to download more information


NA – Narcotics Anonymous

To find local meetings, call 1-866-972-5055


NAR-ANON – Narcotics Anonymous Family Groups

To find local meetings, call 1-800-477-6291

24 Hour Crisis Center 757-622-1126


Recovery for Life

Faith-based 12-step meetings

To find meetings, call 757-456-0093 or vist

Single Mothers Grants

For financially disadvantaged families with finding assistance programs. Lists assistance programs that help with utility, energy, mortgage, rent, medication, education and medical bills.

Still Standing: Surviving Suicide Support Group

Spring Branch Community Church 

1500 N. Great Neck Rd., Virginia Beach, VA 23454 

Meetings are held the 2nd Tuesday of each month, 7pm - 9pm.

New participants register at 6:30pm

For more information, call 757-464-9289

The VB Strong Center

The VB Strong Team includes masters prepared and licensed mental health professionals who are available to provide one-to-one support and navigation during difficult times. This includes connecting individuals to long-term community resources for ongoing healing and recovery. The VB Strong Center offers free wellness programs and groups for the community.

Virginia Family Network

An agreement between DBHDS and NAMI Virginia 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.


WRAP (Wellness Recovery Action Place)

Wellness and recovery education for people who have mental illness, substance use disorders, or co-occurring disorders

To register, call Virginia Beach Office of Consumer and Family Affairs 


Youth MOVE Virginia

Our 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. Partnership between DBHDS and NAMI Virginia