Connecting People to Resources for Recovery and Wellness
Office of Consumer and Family Affairs
The CSB Office of Consumer and Family Affairs works to ensure that the voices of people receiving CSB services (and their family members) are heard and included in all major decisions.
Activities include leadership training, family education, peer specialist training, psychiatric advanced directives, human rights training/investigation, advocacy education, and support to peer-run programs.
To learn more or to get involved, contact David Mangano at 703-324-7016, TTY 711.
Peer-Run Recovery and Drop-In Centers
Recovery and drop-in centers are places where people with mental illness can stop by to enjoy a cup of coffee, socialize or just hang out in a low stress, low demand environment. Centers are typically staffed with volunteers and paid peer-staff who ensure a safe, comfortable and friendly atmosphere. Learn more about Drop-In Centers in Fairfax County.
Wellness Recovery Action Plans
"WRAP for me is about personal responsibility. I can just let my ‘symptoms’ take over my life. Or I can take personal responsibility, use my WRAP, and do what I need to do to take care of myself and feel better.”
WRAP stands for Wellness Recovery Action Plan. A WRAP is something you create for yourself to take control over your own wellness. Learn more about WRAP.
Community Support Groups
CSB Wellness & Health Promotion
Wellness & Health Promotion provides several community programs designed to promote healthy behaviors and lifestyles. Learn more about Wellness & Health Promotion services.
- Printable format (Jan. 2013)
- Community Resource List
- George Mason University LIFE Program
Medicare Part D Formulary Restrictions 2013 Reference
CSB has created a reference tool for health care providers to reference when prescribing medications for individuals covered by Medicare Part D. The tool focuses on the medications that CSB medical staff most frequently prescribe for people receiving our services. It analyzes each of the top 350 or so medications prescribed by the CSB medical staff, by each Part D Plan (31 plans). With this tool, CSB Medical staff can quickly reference and see which medications (brand or generic) are covered by the individual’s plan thus minimizing cost to the individual and the CSB. Each year this document is updated by members of the Financial Assessment and Screening Team (FAST) to reflect plan and formulary changes.
- Important: Since Medicare Part D Plans have the option to change their formulary, always refer to the individual plan's website to check for changes in the plan's formulary.
- The 2014 update will be available in January.
- National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
- National Institute on Drug Abuse
- National Institute of Mental Health
- Safe handling of medications
- Securing a Future for Your Child with a Disability: Parents Guide to Adult Services – Helpful information for parents as their children become legal adults.
- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
- What do we mean by 'recovery'?
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