Connecting People to Resources for Recovery and Wellness
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.
Peer Support Services
- Peer Support Services can help you build a bridge to recovery.
- A Certified Peer Specialist is someone who has lived experience with mental health challenges, is now in stable recovery, and is trained to help others on their own journey to recovery.
- Meet with a Certified Peer Specialist who can help you find your own way to wellness.
- Learn more about the Merrifield Peer Resource Center.
- See the Peer Support Information card
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
- Many excellent support groups are available in our community. Some are offered by the CSB. Other groups are offered by nonprofit and community organizations.
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.
- Community Resource List
- George Mason University LIFE Program
- 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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