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in Fauquier and Rappahannock

Phone: (540) 341-8732
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GET HELP NOW

MEDICAL EMERGENCY ▼
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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 ▼

Mental Health Association of Fauquier - Happy Teens Hug
There Is Help and
There Is Hope
Mental health America Fauquier County MHAFC Help Hope Youth Family Initiative Healthy Community Supporting Children and Youth Suicide 2nd leading cause of death in youth 2015 PRIDE Survey download Alcohol Poisoning Youth Risk Community Dialogue School Coalition Resilience Film Depression
There Is Help and
There Is Hope
Mental health America Fauquier County MHAFC Help Hope Youth Family Initiative Healthy Community Supporting Children and Youth Suicide 2nd leading cause of death in youth 2015 PRIDE Survey download Alcohol Poisoning Youth Risk Community Dialogue School Coalition Resilience Film Depression
There Is Help and
There Is Hope
Mental health America Fauquier County MHAFC Help Hope Youth Family Initiative Healthy Community Supporting Children and Youth Suicide 2nd leading cause of death in youth 2015 PRIDE Survey download Alcohol Poisoning Youth Risk Community Dialogue School Coalition Resilience Film Depression
There Is Help and
There Is Hope
Mental health America Fauquier County MHAFC Help Hope Youth Family Initiative Healthy Community Supporting Children and Youth Suicide 2nd leading cause of death in youth 2015 PRIDE Survey download Alcohol Poisoning Youth Risk Community Dialogue School Coalition Resilience Film Depression
There Is Help and
There Is Hope

Youth and Family Initiative for a Healthy Community

Supporting Our Children and Youth

The Mental Health Association of Fauquier County believes that supporting our children and youth is vitally important for a healthy community. We do this by helping them build self-esteem, coping skills, and problem-solving skills and identifying young people who are struggling and getting them immediate help.

The Youth & Family Initiative’s goals are to:
1) Decrease stigma and increase early identification of youth at risk of mental health problems or addiction through comprehensive awareness campaign
2) Implement evidence-based Prevention Programs
3) Increase availability of and access to treatment services
4) Support parents in dealing with mental health and substance use issues
5) Engage young people in recognizing signs of distress and reaching out to support peers who may be struggling with mental health or substance use challenges.

Did you know?

Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death in youth

50%

of mental health issues
begin by age 14;
75% by age 24

35%

of youth in Fauquier
have had symptoms
of depression

473

local youth use drugs
at least 3x per week and are
at risk of addiction

Youth and Family Initiative Overview

The Youth and Family Initiative has progressed through these stages of research, planning, and implementation:

2019 PRIDE Survey Data
  1. 2019 PRIDE Survey conducted in FCPS, RCPS and Highland School in Sept. 2019 – 6,011 respondents
  2. Community Dialogue on Mental Health and Substance Use held in April 2016 – 90+ participants
  3. Recommendations from Dialogue in four goal areas
  4. Additional goals added to address the opioid epidemic specifically
  5. Work teams formed for each goal
  6. Mental Health School Coalition, facilitated by Mental Health Association, is coordinating body for the work of the teams

Organizations/individuals involved to date in the Initiative Work Teams:

Mental Health Association of Fauquier County (facilitator)
Arc of North Central Virginia
Boys and Girls Club of Fauquier County
Center for Holistic Psychotherapy
Children’s Services (CSA)
Chrysalis Counseling Center
Come As You Are Coalition (CAYA)
Department of Juvenile Justice
Faith community representatives
Fauquier CADRE
Fauquier County Public Schools

Fauquier Department of Social Services
Fauquier County Sheriff’s Office
Highland School
NAMI Piedmont
PATH Foundation
Piedmont Dispute Resolution Center
Rappahannock County Public Schools
Rappahannock Rapidan Community Services
Verdun Adventure Bound
Virginia Cooperative Extension (4-H)

Youth Outreach

Community Dialogue for Youth Voices

In November 2019, the Mental Health Association hosted a Community Dialogue for Youth Voices. This all-day program brought teams of students from all middle and high schools within Fauquier County Public Schools, Rappahannock County Public Schools, and Highland School together to learn about behavioral health issues. We presented the latest findings from the 2019 PRIDE Survey the Association conducted last fall and allowed students to create plans to address a mental health or substance use issue within their own school. We ended the day with motivational speaker, Darryl Bellamy, who spoke with students about going from “Fearful to Fearless” as they work to contribute meaningfully to their community. Many teams took the ideas they developed at the Dialogue back to their schools to work on creating a healthier environment for all students.

Mini Grants to Middle and High Schools

As part of our Community Dialogue for Youth Voices, the Mental Health Association partnered with the Come As You Are Coalition to offer mini grants to student teams who needed funding to carry out their ideas. Here is a list of our 2020 grantees:

• Auburn Middle School: $500
• Highland School: $332
• Kettle Run High School: $337
• Marshall Middle School: $600
• Taylor Middle School: $300
• Warrenton Middle School: $500

To learn more about each of their exciting projects, download our Summary of Mini Grant Awards.

Teen Mental Health First Aid

In 2019, the Mental Health Association and Fauquier County Public Schools co-authored an application to be considered as a pilot site for a new evidence-informed program called Teen Mental Health First Aid. This program, developed specifically for youth in 10th-12th grades, teaches students how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and
substance use disorders among their friends and peers. The training gives students the skills to have supportive conversations with their friends and get a responsible and trusted adult to take over as necessary.

Fauquier High School was 1 of 35 pilot sites selected to pilot Teen Mental Health First Aid, in large part due to the overwhelming number of people that have been trained in Youth Mental Health First Aid in our community (1,500 and counting!). The tenth graders at FHS have been enjoying this curriculum, and we hope to expand the initiative to more local high schools in the
near future!

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