to hold monthly meeting
The New River Valley
Community Services (NRVCS) Board of Directors will hold its regular
monthly meeting on Thursday, February 27 at the NRVCS Montgomery Center
(700 University City Boulevard, Blacksburg). The meeting, which begins at
7:00 p.m., is open to the public. Click here to download the agenda.
Mental Health First Aid trainings announced
New River Valley
Community Services (NRVCS) is offering Mental Health First Aid training
to interested members of the community. Mental Health First Aid is a groundbreaking public education
program that helps the public identify, understand, and respond to signs
of mental illnesses and substance use disorders.
training will be made available on the dates listed below:
- March 7, 2014
days are from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. The
training is free, but participants should plan to get lunch on their own.
Click here to sign up or to learn more.
Understanding the Adolescent
Brain and Resiliency
Dr. Cheri Hartman with the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral
Medicine at Carilion Clinic will present,
“Understanding the Adolescent Brain and Resiliency” on Friday, March 7 from
8:30 – 11:00 a.m. at the Montgomery County Public Schools Central Office
(750 Imperial Street, Christiansburg). Download the flyer.
The program, which is sponsored by the
Montgomery County Prevention Partners, is free. A small panel discussion
– featuring several community stakeholders – will follow Dr. Hartman’s
presentation. To sign up, or for more information, contact Bethany Webb.
Clinical workshop at Virginia Tech
Dr. Martin Franklin, a leader in the field of pediatric OCD, anxiety, and
repetitive behaviors, will be providing a clinical workshop at Virginia
Tech on Friday, March 7 from 8 a.m. – 12 noon. The workshop is open to
all mental health professionals. Click here to learn more.
Local Support Groups
Anxiety and OCD Support Group
Services Center of Virginia Tech offers a free monthly anxiety and
OCD support group on the last Tuesday of each month at the Psychological
Services Center (3110 Prices Fork Road, Blacksburg). The meeting is open
to anyone living with anxiety and/or OCD, as well as family and loved
Meetings begin at 7:00 p.m.
For more information, call 231-6914 or visit www.psyc.vt.edu/outreach/psc.
Autism-Family Support Group
A support group for families affected by Autism Spectrum Disorders takes
place the first Thursday of each month from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. at the NRVCS
Montgomery Center (700 University City Boulevard, Blacksburg).
Children/siblings are welcome, but please RSVP if you need childcare by
calling 540-320-9281 or 540-510-5667. Light refreshments will be
The group is open to families of children living with: Autism, Asperger's
Syndrome, Pervasive Developmental Disorder, Childhood Disintegrative
Disorder, or Rett's Disorder. Members of the
NRVCS Autism Team will facilitate the meeting, which is designed to be
educational, parent-directed, and supportive.
For additional information, please contact Alden Baker at 540-320-9281.
Depression and Bipolar Disorder Peer Support Group
For those with
depression or bipolar disorder
3rd Tuesdays of the month at 6:30 p.m.
Mental Health America of New River Valley
(Formerly Mental Health Association of the New River Valley)
303 Church Street
Blacksburg, VA 24060
For more information, please contact email@example.com.
This support group is peer-led and focused on self-help
through the sharing of experiences, information and strategies for living
successfully with a mood disorder. The meeting is confidential and free
of charge. No advance notice is required - just show up.
This meeting is open to adults 18 and older.
group for mature women (age 50+)
“Circle of Hope”
is a new support group sponsored by the Women’s Resource Center of the
New River Valley for mature women (age 50+) with conversations around the
issue of domestic violence (physical, emotional, psychological, financial
and sexual abuse). The group meets on Fridays at 11:00 a.m. For more
information about the group and location, please contact Misty Cox
Henderson at 639-1123.
FLASH (Families Learning And Staying
Families Learning And Staying Healthy is an education and support
group provided for families of individuals with substance abuse
problems. The group meets weekly - on Monday evenings from 6:00 -
7:30 p.m. at the NRVCS Montgomery Center (700 University City Boulevard,
of any era are invited to participate in the Veterans Outreach Group,
which meets the first and third Tuesday of every month from 6:00 - 7:30
p.m. at VFW Post 776 (102 Watts Street, Radford). The purpose of the
group is to connect veterans with their peers and provide education on
issues relevant to their military service. There is no cost to
participate. For more information, contact Leanna Craig at 540-357-1113
or visit www.wearevirginiaveterans.org.
Families of Veterans Support Group: The Families of Virginia Veterans group - a support group
for families of local veterans - holds its meetings on the second and
fourth Tuesday of each month, from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. at the NRVCS
Montgomery Center (700 University City Boulevard, Blacksburg). There is
no cost to participate. For more information, contact Leanna Craig at
540-357-1113 or visit www.wearevirginiaveterans.org.
Depression Recovery And Member Support
Depression Recovery And Member Support is a new consumer-driven support
group. The group meets the second Saturday of each month from 5 - 7 p.m.
at the YMCA Thrift Shop in Blacksburg.
The New River Valley Chapter of NAMI
(National Alliance on Mental Illness) meets the second Thursday of each
month (unless otherwise noted) in the ground floor conference room of the
Overlook Apartments in Radford at 7 p.m. Meetings are open to consumers,
family members, providers and all interested citizens. For more
information, contact Kate Gresham at 831-5929 or 831-5930.
Support group for local families
A local support group for families of someone
with a mental illness or those who have concerns about a loved one's behavior
currently meets on the first Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the
first floor Board Room of Montgomery Regional Hospital (3700 South Main
Street, Blacksburg). The meetings are completely confidential. For more
information, call 639-1509 or 961-0261.
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