Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board

Fairfax County, Virginia



Emergency - 703-573-5679 Detox - 703-502-7000 (24/7)

703-383-8500 | TTY 711

8221 Willow Oaks Corporate Drive
Fairfax, Virginia 22031

Daryl Washington, Executive Director

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The Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board provides services for people of all ages who have mental illness, substance use disorders and/or developmental disabilities.

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Call 911 if immediately life-threatening and ask for Crisis Intervention trained officer.

Emergency mental health services 24/7
703-573-5679   TTY 711

Fairfax Detoxification Center 24/7
TTY 703-322-9080

Or come directly to the Merrifield Center

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For other CSB services, call CSB Entry & Referral
703-383-8500   TTY 711
Mon. – Fri., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Come directly to the Merrifield Center for a screening
Mon. – Fri., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
(Extended youth hours until 7 p.m. on Tues.)

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CSB News

Photos of teens with anti-stigma mini-grant award announcement

October 11, 2019
The Wellness, Health Promotion and Prevention team of the Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board (CSB) has awarded mini-grants for nine projects, all planned and led by young people, which aim to reduce the stigma associated with mental health issues among their peers. Each of the projects will be implemented by June 11, 2020. Funding for the CSB's mini-grant program for youth-led projects stems from a regional suicide prevention grant from the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services and is conducted in collaboration with the Suicide Prevention Alliance of Northern Virginia (SPAN). "This initiative allows youth to lead the way in helping their peers and community to recognize a mental health concern in themselves or in someone else, and to not hesitate to get help," says Marla Zometsky, Manager of the CSB’s Wellness, Health Promotion and Prevention Services. The grants were awarded to:   Glasgow Middle School: Empowering Young Women to Lead with Kindness & Self-Respect. Community Preservation and Development Corporation - Island Walk: Youth Mental Health Skill Building Edison High School:  Why Care? The New School of Northern Virginia:  More than Moody Community Preservation and Development Corporation - Stonybrook: Treat Yo’ Self! DFS, Foster Care, Youth Advocate Program: Walk the Walk for Awareness Langley High School: Saxon Minds Matter Lanier Middle School: Mission Kindness Fairfax County Student Human Rights Commission: Mental Health Initiative "One in every five people in the U.S. experiences a mental health disorder every year," says Zometsky. "Mental health disorders are common and treatable, but people are often reluctant seek help because of the misunderstanding and stigma they may experience due to their diagnosis." By providing resources to youth-led projects, the CSB and SPAN seek to inspire young people to be the driving force for a positive culture change to eliminate the stigma around mental illness.

Photo of people holding hands in support of National Depression Screening Day

October 9, 2019
The Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board is proud to participate in National Depression Screening Day by providing free, confidential, online screenings for depression and other behavioral health disorders at http://screening.mentalhealthscreening.org/northern-virginia. Depression affects an estimated 17 million adults in the U.S. during any given year. Of the 300,000 suicides reported each year, about two-thirds are attributed to depression. But the good news is that depression is treatable and help is available. In fact, about 80 percent of those who get appropriate help for depression see an improvement in symptoms within four to six weeks. The sooner someone seeks help for their behavioral health, typically the easier their recovery is. National Depression Screening Day, held October 10, 2019, serves as a supportive community initiative to connect the public with behavioral health screenings, help teach individuals signs of depression, and connect those in need with nearby resources where they can get potentially life-saving support. The online screenings are educational in nature and not diagnostic. They will help someone determine if they are exhibiting symptoms associated with depression or other behavioral health conditions and if they should seek help. Take a free, anonymous self-assessment. CSB's Wellness, Health Promotion & Prevention (WHPP) services staff assists the community in strengthening its emotional health and ability to handle challenges related to substance misuse and mental illness. WHPP provides prevention-focused evidence-based training programs, workshops, presentations and health and awareness-raising campaigns. Learn more about our services. For more information about behavioral health services, contact the CSB at 703-383-8500 (M-F, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., extended hours for youth until 7 p.m. on Tuesdays). In an emergency (24/7), call CSB Emergency Services at 703-573-5679 or the Fairfax Detoxification Center at 703-502-7000, TTY 703-322-9080. Dial 911 for a life-threatening emergency.

pieces in background with "Becoming Your Best Self: Putting the Pieces Together"

October 4, 2019
We all experience many phases in our life’s journey and it can be challenging at times. We want you to know you are not alone! The Wellness and Recovery Committee is sponsoring the 18th annual Together on the Pathway to Wellness Conference, "Becoming Your Best Self: Putting the Pieces Together," a day-long event on Friday, October 18, 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Fairfax County Government Center. Join us for a fun and informational day of speakers, workshop and community. The day begins with networking and a resource fair from 8 to 10 a.m., including a variety of local mental health service providers and supportive services, as well as fun and relaxing activities like caricature drawings, chair massages, and visits with Canine Companions. At 10 a.m., keynote speaker Michael T. Lane, CSB's Director of Individual and Family Affairs, will share his life's journey of "Putting the Pieces Together." Michael is a Nationally Certified Peer Specialist, Certified Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioner, Certified WRAP Facilitator and Certified Wellness Works trainer who holds a Master's degree in Education. In what is sure to be a moving story of hope and recovery, Pete Earley and his son Kevin will share their story of how their family has responded to mental illness, through a video, songs and discussion. The elder Earley is the author of 17 books including four New York Times bestsellers, and former journalist. Kevin supports others in recovery through his work as a Peer Support Specialist. Afternoon workshop choices include "Making Your Vision Your Reality: Piece by Piece," "Laughing Yoga," "Therapeutic Rhythms" and "Bodywise Movement." Advance registration is $30 and registration at the door is $40; a light breakfast and catered lunch is included. Some scholarships are available. Learn more about the conference, or register now. The conference registration fee includes lunch. Attendees who stay for the entire day can earn 4 Contact Hours/CEU. Along with the Wellness and Recovery Committee, this conference is sponsored by the Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board, the Northern Virginia Mental Health Foundation, Inc., Pathway Homes, Inc. and PRS, Inc. Questions? Contact the Conference Coordinator. Fairfax County is committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of disability in all county programs, services and activities. Reasonable accommodations will be provided upon request. Call 703-324-7000, TTY 711.

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October 1, 2019
At the Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board (CSB) Board meeting on September 25, 2019, the Board passed a motion to post proposed changes to its fee-related documents for public comment. The CSB Board’s Ad Hoc Fee Policy Committee met on August 30, 2019. At this meeting, the committee members endorsed the proposed revisions and the request to forward the Draft 2019 Ability to Pay Scale to the CSB Board for approval to post for public review and comment. After the public comment period and subsequent approval by the CSB Board on October 23, the Fee Schedule will be submitted to the Board of Supervisors for review in January 2020. Following Board of Supervisors review, staff will inform clients, conduct staff training, and make adjustments in the Electronic Health Record, resulting in an effective date not sooner than February 1, 2020. Written comments will be accepted until 5 p.m. on October 23, 2019 and should be addressed to: Ad Hoc Fee Policy Committee, Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board, 12011 Government Center Parkway, Suite 836, Fairfax, VA 22035-1105, or sent via email to wwwcsb@fairfaxcounty.gov. Printed materials are available for review at the same address; if interested, please call 703-324-7000 , TTY 711. One final opportunity for public comment on the proposed changes will take place during Matters of the Public at the Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board meeting on: October 23, 2019 5 p.m. Merrifield Center 8221 Willow Oaks Corporate Drive Fairfax, Virginia 22031

Photo of prescription pill bottles and pills

September 20, 2019
In conjunction with DEA National Prescription Drug Take Back Initiative Take advantage of a free, convenient, confidential, and safe disposal of unused or expired medications during Operation Medicine Cabinet Cleanout on Saturday, October 26, 2019. Drop off medications at any of the eight Fairfax County District Police Stations (pills or liquids only, no pressurized canisters or needles) between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Operation Medicine Cabinet Cleanout is a partnership with the Rotary Clubs of Fairfax County, the Safe Community Coalition and local businesses, in collaboration with the following Fairfax County government departments:  Police, Health, Economic Initiatives, Neighborhood and Community Services, Public Works and Environmental Services, and the Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board. Drug take back programs are important because they are a safe method for disposing of prescription drugs and are organized and closely monitored by local, state, and federal government agencies. Safe disposal of unused or expired medications prevents drug abuse and misuse, accidental poisoning, and protects the environment. Saturday, October 26, 2019 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Drop off unused or expired medications at a Fairfax County Police district station (pills or liquids only, no pressurized canisters or needles) Disposal is FREE, convenient, confidential, and safe Safe handling of unused or expired medications: Prevents accidental poisoning Protects the environment Prevents drug abuse Drop-Off Sites 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 McLean District Station 1437 Balls Hill Road, McLean, VA 22101 Mount Vernon District Station 2511 Parkers Lane, Alexandria, VA 22306 Reston District Station 1801 Cameron Glen Drive, Reston, VA 20190 Sully District Station 4900 Stonecroft Boulevard, Chantilly, VA 20151 West Springfield District Station 6140 Rolling Road, Springfield, VA 22152 Need help with a substance abuse issue? Call the Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board: Emergency Services (24/7) – 703-573-5679 (TTY 711) Fairfax Detoxification Center (24/7) – 703-502-7000 (TTY 703-322-9080) CSB Entry & Referral Services – 703-383-8500 Call 911 for life-threatening emergencies Printable Operation Medicine Cabinet Cleanout fliers English Spanish Arabic Chinese Korean Vietnamese

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About the Health & Human Services System

The Community Services Board is a part of the Fairfax County Health & Human Services System (HHS). The HHS System is a network of county agencies and community partners that support the well-being of all who live, work, and play in Fairfax County.

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