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NAMI Rappahannock Serving Fredericksburg and the Counties of

Caroline, King George, Stafford, and Spotsylvania

Mental Health Help

For non-crisis local help

call our NAMI helpline at

540-724-6393  24/7.

Often, a peer volunteer will answer, or your message will be returned very soon.

For professional help, call the local Community Services Board at 


For Immediate Urgent Help Resources

On a weekday, call the local Community Services Board at 540-373-6876,


Simply call 988 anytime

to talk, chat or text. 

This is the former National Suicide Prevention Lifeline,


As a last resort, for an emergency that appears to need force,

call 911

and state that it is a mental health emergency.


Answer the dispatcher’s questions so that they can arrange the most low-key and appropriately trained help.

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Have a Mental Illness or Family Member or Friend that Does? We Are Here To Help.

What is NAMI?

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is a nonprofit, grassroots, self-help group which offers support and advocacy to persons with mental illness, families, and friends of people with various mental illnesses.


Founded in 1979, NAMI has more than 210,000 members who seek equitable services for people with severe mental illnesses that are known to be brain disorders. Working on the national, state, and local levels, NAMI provides education about these illnesses, supports increased funding for research, and advocates for adequate health insurance, housing, rehabilitation, and jobs for people with serious mental illnesses.


NAMI Rappahannock

NAMI Rappahannock is an affiliate chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). We are all advocating to bring more awareness and education to erasing the stigma of mental illness.

NAMI Rappahannock is fortunate to have veteran members who have spent years working as loving and caring volunteers for persons with mental illness. They have learned their lessons the hard way, by living and caring for their loved one. They are examples of courage and hope that is contagious. They are here to take your hand and walk with you on your journey.


Peer-to-Peer is a unique, experiential online learning program that is free  and is for anyone with a mental health condition who is interested in establishing and maintaining their wellness and recovery.

NAMI Family Program

NAMI Family & Friends is a free 90-minute online seminar that informs people who have loved ones with a mental health condition how to best support them. It’s also an opportunity to meet other people in similar situations and gain community support.

Online Support Groups

Due to the Coronavirus, all in-person classes, and programs have been cancelled for now. We do have two online support groups  for adults with a mental illness. There are also other online support groups available. 


The best way to know about our FREE programs and other NAMI Rappahannock activities is to join our email list.


We respect your privacy and only send out emails to notify you of things of importance.

teen supoort line
you are not alone

Are you a teenager that needs help? Contact the Teen Text Support Line at


It’s designed for 14 to 20 year olds and is available from 12 pm to 10 pm.

The support line is staffed by youth under 23 years of age.

If you are a trans or gender-nonconforming person ages 24 and younger considering suicide,  contact the Trevor Project Lifeline at 1-866-488-7386. Trans Lifeline can be reached at 877-565-8860. For a crisis, dial 988, the Suicide & Crisis Lifeline, to phone, chat or text (formerly known as the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline).  It offers 24/7 access to trained crisis counselors who can help people experiencing suicidal, substance use, and/or mental health crisis, or any other kind of emotional distress. People can also dial 988 if they are worried about a loved one who may need crisis support.

Other Groups

In addition to the NAMI programs above, there are other support groups that are not affiliated with NAMI that you may want to check out. For more information about any of the programs below, contact Cindee Dickens at

Hearing Voices
Despite being relatively common, many people who hear voices, see visions or have similar experiences feel alone. Fear of prejudice, discrimination, and being dismissed as ‘crazy’ can keep people silent. At a time when we are told that it is ‘time to talk’, it is important that anyone courageous enough to speak out is met with respect and empathy.
Sundays: 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm EST

Smart Recovery
Self-Management and Recovery Training (SMART) is a global community of mutual-support groups. At meetings, participants help one another resolve problems with any addiction (to drugs or alcohol or to activities such as gambling or over-eating). Participants find and develop the power within themselves to change and lead fulfilling and balanced lives guided by our science-based and sensible 4-Point Program®.
Thursdays: 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm EST

Meditate and Work the Energy of Resilience
In our meditation space we will take a look at our emotions, build on our resilience skills and have fun.
Fridays: 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm EST

Rappahannock Area Community Service Board Support Groups


Mental Health America Support Groups

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