Healthy Minds Fairfax

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: Our office is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., M-F

TTY 711

12011 Government Center Parkway - Pennino Building
Fairfax, VA 22035

Janet Bessmer, CSA Program Manager,
Peter Steinberg, Healthy Minds Fairfax Program Manager

Department Resources

Related Resources

Mental Health Resources for Families & Professionals to include Mental Health Providers Accepting New Patients

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Resources for Families

24/7 Emergency numbers

Behavioral Health Directory: This directory includes information on behavioral health care providers who are currently operating and accepting new clients.

Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board

Fairfax County Public Schools

NAMI Northern Virginia

Formed Families Forward

  • Formed Families Forward is a nonprofit organization that supports foster, kinship and adoptive families of children and youth with disabilities and other special needs. They offer parent/caregiver support groups that meet virtually at 7:15 p.m. on Tuesdays; sign up to attend.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

  • COVID-19 Resources and Information
  • SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline1-800-985-5990, is a 24/7, 365-day-a-year, national hotline dedicated to providing immediate crisis counseling for people who are experiencing emotional distress related to any natural or human-caused disaster. This toll-free, multilingual, and confidential crisis support service is available to all residents in the United States and its territories. Stress, anxiety, and other depression-like symptoms are common reactions after a disaster. Call 1-800-985-5990 or text "TalkWithUs" to 667-46 to connect with a trained crisis counselor.

National Center for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder at the United States Department of Veterans Affairs

  • The National Center for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder at the United States Department of Veterans Affairs has published three resources for managing stress associated with the COVID-19. The resources are designed for providers, community leaders, healthcare workers, and the general public. Read more.

Alcoholics Anonymous Northern Virginia Intergroup

  • The Northern Virginia Intergroup website has a listing of online virtual meetings:
    • Click the "Find Virtual Meeting" button and a list of scheduled Virtual Meetings will be displayed.
    • For non-local Virtual Meetings, go to

Resources for Behavioral Health Professionals

  • Provider Directory: This directory includes information on behavioral health care providers who are currently operating and accepting new clients. To provide updates for the directory, please email
  • Coordinated Services Planning: Fairfax County’s Coordinated Services Planning provides access and referrals to both government and community-based resources for Fairfax County residents in need. People facing difficulties – including food, shelter, employment, financial assistance, health care, cell phone and wireless access, and other needs – can call 703-222-0880 for assistance. CSP provides services in multiple languages, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Promoting Behavioral Health Team: This (usually) weekly email includes information on trainings, webinars, news, reports, best practices, grant opportunities, and many more resources. To subscribe, email
  • Trauma-Informed Community Network: The Fairfax County Trauma Informed Community Network provides training, tools, self-care supports, and other resources to support providers in implementing trauma-informed services. The TICN page includes COVID-19-specific resources.
  • Telehealth Guidance: The federal government has released multiple guidance and informational documents for providers; the SAMHSA COVID-19 page lists those related to behavioral health, and includes a regularly updated list of training and technical assistance resources. Visit the Mid-Atlantic Telehealth Resource Center for additional resources.
  • Additional Resources: The Fairfax County COVID-19 page includes information on the local health situation, County and schools services, resources for small businesses (including how to access financial resources), and more.

We all need to help protect children during COVID-19

COVID-19 has turned everyone’s lives upside down. The isolation has caused many families to lose their support networks, which has been especially stressful for families with children. As a result, some children may be at higher risk of harm. Others may not be safe because there isn’t a responsible adult who can watch or take care of them. The Dept. of Family Services offers ways we can help keep eyes on children who may be experiencing abuse or neglect, as well as possible signs of child abuse or neglect. If you suspect Child Abuse or Neglect, do not hesitate to call the Fairfax County Child Protective Services Hotline at 703-324-7400.

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