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Mental Health Association
in Fauquier and Rappahannock

Phone: (540) 341-8732
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GET HELP NOW

MEDICAL EMERGENCY ▼
MEDICAL EMERGENCY ▲
If you are experiencing a MEDICAL EMERGENCY:
CALL 9-1-1
MENTAL HEALTH or ADDICTION CRISIS ▼
MENTAL HEALTH or ADDICTION CRISIS ▲
If you are experiencing MENTAL HEALTH or ADDICTION CRISIS:
Call Rappahannock Rapidan Community Services 24/7 CRISIS LINE
CALL (540) 825-5656
For the 24/7 National SUICIDE PREVENTION Lifeline
CALL (800) 273-8255
For the 24/7 CRISIS TEXT LINE:
Text "Home" to 741-741
NON-EMERGENCY ▼

Upcoming Events

Youth Mental Health First Aid

Date: February 22, 2024
Time: 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Location: PATH Foundation, 321 Walker Dr. Warrenton, VA 20186
Youth Mental Health First Aid
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Youth Mental Health First Aid is designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human services workers, and other caring citizens how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or is in crisis. Youth Mental Health First Aid is primarily designed for adults who regularly interact with young people.

The course introduces common mental health challenges for youth, reviews typical adolescent development, and teaches a 5-step action plan for how to help young people in both crisis and non-crisis situations. Topics covered include anxiety, depression, substance use, disorders in which psychosis may occur, disruptive behavior disorders (including ADHD), and eating disorders.

Contact: Bridget Downey with any questions or to request accommodations, at
(540) 341-8732 or bdowney@mhafc1.org

Adult Mental Health First Aid

Date: February 29, 2024
Time: 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Location: PATH Foundation, 321 Walker Dr. Warrenton, VA 20186 (Fauquier Room, Second Floor)
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Adult Mental Health First Aid teaches people how to recognize signs of mental health or substance use challenges in adults ages 18 and older, how to offer and provide initial help, and how to guide a person toward appropriate care if necessary. Topics covered include anxiety, depression, psychosis, and addictions.
The course covers:
  • Common signs and symptoms of mental health challenges.
  • Common signs and symptoms of substance use challenges.
  • How to interact with a person in crisis.
  • How to connect a person with help.
  • Expanded content on trauma, substance use and self-care.
The Mental Health Association of Fauquier County is pleased to offer this training at no cost to members of the community. This training can be completed in one 6-hour in-person session, with 2 hours of online pre-work required.

Adult Mental Health First Aid

Date: March 7, 2024
Time: 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Location: PATH Foundation, 321 Walker Dr. Warrenton, VA 20186 (Fauquier Room, Second Floor)
Adult Mental Health First Aid Class
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Adult Mental Health First Aid teaches people how to recognize signs of mental health or substance use challenges in adults ages 18 and older, how to offer and provide initial help, and how to guide a person toward appropriate care if necessary. Topics covered include anxiety, depression, psychosis, and addictions.
The course covers:
  • Common signs and symptoms of mental health challenges.
  • Common signs and symptoms of substance use challenges.
  • How to interact with a person in crisis.
  • How to connect a person with help.
  • Expanded content on trauma, substance use and self-care.
The Mental Health Association of Fauquier County is pleased to offer this training at no cost to members of the community. This training can be completed in one 6-hour in-person session, with 2 hours of online pre-work required.

Anxiety Deep Dive with Dr. Peter Vernig

Date: March 14, 2024
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Location: Virtual Event
Lunch & Learn
March 2024 L&L

Interested in learning how to help yourself, a loved one, colleague or employee with anxiety? Join us for our March Lunch & Learn featuring special guest Dr. Peter Vernig to learn about the prevalence of anxiety and its subtypes, the potential effects of treatment, and anxiety coping strategies. Register here: 

About Dr. Vernig:
Dr. Vernig holds a PhD in Clinical Psychology from Suffolk University and an MBA in Healthcare Management from West Texas A&M University. He is licensed as a psychologist in Pennsylvania and holds faculty appointments at Drexel University College of Medicine and the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is an associate editor of the Journal of Substance Use and the president of the Philadelphia Behavior Therapy Association. He currently serves as Vice President of Mental Health Services at Recovery Centers of America. Prior to RCA, Dr. Vernig served as Chief Clinical Officer at Friends Hospital, the oldest private psychiatric hospital in the United States.