Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board

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Fairfax, Virginia 22031
Daryl Washington
Executive Director

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The Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board (CSB) provides services for people of all ages who have mental illness, substance use disorders and/or developmental disabilities. Our vision is that everyone in our community has the support needed to live a healthy, fulfilling life.

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January 10, 2024
As we embark on a new year, the Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board (CSB) invites you to join in a reflective exploration of wellness and mindfulness. In the hustle of our daily lives, these concepts are important to understand. As we navigate the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead in 2024, let's pause for a moment to explore how fostering a sense of well-being and practicing mindfulness can be transformative and contribute to a healthier and more fulfilling life. Mindfulness is the practice of being fully present and engaged in the current moment without judgment. It involves cultivating an awareness of one's thoughts and feelings and fostering a deeper connection between oneself and the surrounding environment. Often associated with meditation, mindfulness goes beyond formal practices, encouraging individuals to incorporate heightened awareness into their daily activities. By embracing mindfulness, individuals can experience a range of benefits, from reducing stress and anxiety to fostering a more compassionate attitude towards themselves. This intentional focus on the present moment contributes not only to mental well-being but also to improved physical health. The Global Wellness Institute points out how wellness is multidimensional, with most models having elements that include: Physical: Nourishing a healthy body through exercise, nutrition, and sleep Mental: Engaging the world through learning, problem-solving, and creative endeavors Emotional: Being aware of, accepting, and expressing our feelings, and understanding the feelings of others Spiritual: Searching for meaning and higher purpose in human existence Social: Connecting and engaging with others and our communities in meaningful ways Environmental: Fostering positive interrelationships between planetary health and human actions, choices, and well-being The News in Health shared ways that mindfulness and wellness can be added to your daily routine: Take some deep breaths. Breathe in through your nose to a count of 4, hold for 1 second and then exhale through the mouth to a count of 5. Repeat often. Enjoy a stroll. As you walk, notice your breath and the sights and sounds around you. As thoughts and worries enter your mind, note them but then return to the present. Practice mindful eating. Be aware of taste, textures, and flavors in each bite, and listen to your body when you are hungry and full. Find mindfulness resources in your local community, including yoga and meditation classes, mindfulness-based stress reduction programs and books. Every small effort to prioritize well-being contributes to our overall health and happiness. Whether it's dedicating a few minutes to mindfulness exercises, cultivating positive habits, or seeking support from community resources, each step is a valuable investment in our personal growth. As we continue into the new year, let the commitment to wellness and mindfulness serve as a guide toward a more balanced and fulfilling life. Support and Resources The CSB offers multiple resources to support mental health and substance use recovery: Non-Emergency CSB Services 703-383-8500 Emergency Services at CSB 703-573-5679 Mobile Crisis Units 703-573-5679 Fairfax Detoxification Center 703-502-7000 REACH 855-897-8278
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December 14, 2023
The end of the year is a busy time for many. Between various holidays, celebrations and gatherings, it is easy to begin to feel overwhelmed.  The Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board (CSB) remains available every day of the year for behavioral health support and emergencies. For less severe behavioral health needs, the CSB offers over 50 different services to support individuals with mental health issues, substance misuse or developmental disabilities. You don’t just have to survive the holidays, you deserve to thrive.  There are a few simple steps you can take to make sure you can enjoy yourself, your time and those around you during this busy season.  Acknowledge Your Feelings If you notice that you don’t feel like yourself or that completing your to-do list feels like climbing a mountain, take a moment to acknowledge how you feel. Allowing yourself to feel how your body and central nervous system respond to the demands of the season will provide a level of relief. Additionally, if you have been diagnosed with a mental health or substance use disorder, give yourself the gift of acknowledging that the holidays may trigger certain emotions. You can get ahead of these triggers by making a plan.  Make a Plan Whether your level of overwhelm is mild or severe, making a plan is a great way to set yourself up for a successful season. Consider what events and gatherings are going to be nourishing for you and which ones may be depleting, and plan to participate accordingly. Plan out your holiday season as much as possible to reduce the likelihood of agreeing to something that may negatively impact your health.  Practice Stillness Be. Still. And breathe… Even one minute of slow, deep breathing can calm our central nervous system. The more often we can take some time to be still, the more we cultivate a safe and stable central nervous system. This sets the stage for a better mood, more appropriate responses, and feelings of joy and connectedness. Be Realistic Be realistic about what you can confidently commit to and show up to in a way that is encouraging and fun. If you’re concerned about finances during the holidays, don’t feel obligated to spend money that will negatively impact your personal finances. Pull from your internal resources (gratitude, graciousness, creativity, etc.) to share with those you care about.  Access Help and Resources You don’t have to do this alone. There is an abundance of resources to support positive experiences, especially when mental health and substance use can be a challenge. Below are some useful local resources: Non-Emergency CSB Services 703-383-8500 Emergency Services at CSB 703-573-5679 Mobile Crisis Units 703-573-5679 Fairfax Detoxification Center 703-502-7000 REACH 855-897-8278
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November 16, 2023
The Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board's FY 2023 Annual Report highlights the work of our dedicated staff and partners, and the positive difference our services are making in the lives of people in our community.
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November 1, 2023
Veterans are ever present in our community and represent a unique population that has made great sacrifices in the name of service, honor, and commitment. While we hold deep honor for our Veterans every day of the year, we would like to take this Veterans Day to share about the ways Veterans are involved in our community. The vision of the Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board (CSB) is that everyone in our community has the support needed to live a healthy, fulfilling life, including our remarkable Veterans.  Employees at the CSB The CSB is an equal opportunity employer which means military personnel, active or retired, are encouraged to join our celebrated team. Through internal supportive resources and flexible opportunities, the CSB provides a stable landing ground for Veterans to be matched with in-demand careers while seamlessly being able to attend required military duties.   Individuals We Serve With bleak statistics representing the prevalence of mental health and substance use issues among the Veteran population, the CSB is ready and equipped to support those individuals who qualify. Our clinicians are trained to regularly ask new and existing clients if they have a history of military service. By collecting this information, individuals are provided with more individualized care and have a better chance of success in treatment.  Veterans Treatment Docket The Veterans Treatment Docket is a specialized program at the CSB that focuses on Veterans’ mental health and substance use recovery. In recognition of the toll on Veterans that accompanies military service, the mission of the Fairfax County Veterans Treatment Docket is to serve the community and increase public safety by integrating and incorporating a coordinated treatment response for justice-involved Veterans with substance abuse and/or mental health issues.  The goal of the program is for these Veterans to return to the community as healthy, goal-oriented individuals.  Want to attend a Veterans Treatment Docket Graduation? The next graduation is on November 16, 2023, at 2:00 p.m., in Courtroom 5J at the Fairfax County Courthouse, 4110 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax, VA.  To all of the Veterans and their loved ones, thank you for your service and sacrifice.  If you or a Veteran you know is in need of crisis support, reach out to the Veterans Crisis Line at 988 and then press 1.   
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October 23, 2023
You can participate in helping reduce the number of opioid overdoses on October 28. National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is a nationwide event aimed at reducing the number of expired, unused, or unwanted medications available to vulnerable individuals who may seek to misuse or abuse these substances. As opioid overdoses continue to impact individuals of all ages and backgrounds, one way to reduce access to these substances is to properly dispose of prescription medications. According to U.S. Customs and Border Protection, prescription drugs thrown in the trash can be retrieved to be abused or illegally sold, and drugs flushed down toilets contaminate the water supply. Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board supports Take Back Day by coordinating collection sites and education throughout Fairfax County. Raymond Paden, Behavioral Health Prevention Program Manager shares that, “Drug Take Back Day is an effective way for community members to participate in keeping our communities safe, particularly for vulnerable populations such as youth, older adults and individuals with mental health or substance use disorders.” What to do next: Locate all medications in your household that are no longer being used. Securely store them away from children and pets. Clearly label these medications to indicate disposal. Cross out any identifiable information (names, doctor’s names, etc.). Take collected medications to a collection site on October 28 between 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Collection Site Information Fair Oaks District Station 12300 Lee Jackson Memorial Highway, Fairfax, VA 22033 Franconia District Station 6121 Franconia Road, Alexandria, VA 22310 Mason District Station 6507 Columbia Pike, Annandale, VA 22003 Tysons Emergency 8240 Leesburg Pike, Vienna, VA 22182 Mount Vernon District Station 2511 Parkers Lane, Alexandria, VA 22306 Reston Hospital Center 1850 Town Center Parkway, Reston, VA 20190 Outside Pavilion 1, across from Parking Garage B Sully District Station 4900 Stonecroft Boulevard, Chantilly, VA 20151 West Springfield District Station 6140 Rolling Road, Springfield, VA 22152 Town of Vienna Police Department 215 Center Street South, Vienna, VA 22180 To find year-round disposal options, visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov and search “medicine disposal.” Missed Take Back Day? Use the collection site locator to locate the closest authorized collector for year-round disposal.

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