Valley Community Services Board

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Tools and Resources

Valley Community Services Board has many dedicated staff who provide many high quality services, but we do not do it all!

On this page, you will find many different webpages, apps, and resources to assist you in many different areas of your life.

Find our if you qualify for the Governor's Access Plan. Click the picture below to find out more! Call Valley CSB Client Services at 540-887-3200 to apply today!

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Want to find resources in your community and the surrounding area? Click the link below!



Local Mental Health Organizations

NAMI or the National Alliance for Mental Illness has a local chapter covering Waynesboro and Staunton called NAMI "We Care" Augusta. Monthly community meetings are held here at Valley CSB. Check our their Website by clicking on the image or their Facebook page!
 
 
Mental Health of America of Augusta is another local non-profit group that provides support, advocacy and resources for families and individuals living with mental health problems. To learn more, click the image.

Lock & Talk

Lock and Talk is a local initiative to decrease occurrences of completed suicide and increase suicide prevention awareness. This initiative is a collaboration between the State Health Planning Region 1, Suicide Prevention Committee and Valley CSB Prevention Services.

Lock and Talk provides education and tools regarding "Means Safety". This is defined as keeping the lethal means in which most use to attempt or complete suicide can be kept safe by family, friends or local professionals.

They provide safety devices such as medication lock boxes, trigger locks/ cables, support material and consultation. They also provide trainings to the community; to include Mental Health First Aid, ASIST, SafeTalk, and SuicideTALK. For more information, please call the Prevention Coordinator at 540-292-0013, click on the Facebook link below, or visit their website here.

The More Information the Better

Anxiety and Panic Disorder

Mental Health Crisis

Depression

Psychosis and Schizophrenia

To see more videos from the Mental Health Channel, check out there YouTube Channel here.

SURE! THEY GOT AN APP FOR THAT!

All the mobile and tablet apps (applications) listed below are not to replace therapy. All these tools and resources are intended to be used in conjunction with therapy and should be reviewed and explored with your provider before you start using or purchasing them. Valley CSB does not endorse one application tool over the other. There are thousands of useful tools available at the Apple Store and the Google/ Android App Stores. Please research carefully and always consult with a trained professional.

Suicide Safe, SAMHSA's new suicide prevention app for mobile devices and optimized for tablets, helps providers integrate suicide prevention strategies into their practice and address suicide risk among their patients. Suicide Safe is a free app based on SAMHSA's. Click on the picture to download or lean more!

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) aims to help you live with unpleasant thoughts, feelings, and impulses without avoiding them or being controlled by them. In ACT, you are encouraged to commit to actions so that you can live your life by your values, even in the face of these unpleasant experiences. This app was developed for Veterans, Service Members, and other people who are in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy in consultation with a therapist. It offers exercises, tools, information, and tracking logs so you can practice what you’re learning in your daily life. Click on the picture to download or learn more!

DBT Diary Card is the only DBT app designed and created by a licensed and DBT intensively trained psychologist. This app works as a daily mood and thought diary. But it also has a coaching module that gives tips on sticky emotional situations, like how to ask for what you need without drama or how to successfully resolve conflict. And users get positive reinforcement when they're consistent with their entries. The app also includes a super helpful DBT reference section for more info on coping skills- all backed by research.

If you suffer from PTSD symptoms, this 24-hour tool that's linked directly with support services is a valuable thing to download. Available as an app or on the Web, PTSD Coach lets users select the specific issue they want to deal with (from anxiety and anger to insomnia and alienation), and then gives them guidance on how to lift their mood, shift their mindset, and reduce stress.

The Wellness Recovery Action Plan® or WRAP®, is a self-designed prevention and wellness process that anyone can use to get well, stay well and make their life the way they want it to be. It was developed in 1997 by a group of people who were searching for ways to overcome their own mental health issues and move on to fulfilling their life dreams and goals.  It is now used extensively by people in all kinds of circumstances, and by health care and mental health systems all over the world to address all kinds of physical, mental health and life issues. To learn more, the website can be found here.
A study funded by the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism found that this pro-sobriety app helped reduce heavy drinking among users by 60 percent. Step Away offers tips on maintaining sobriety, encouragement, and strategies to avoid drinking during stressful times. You’ll also be able to plug in your top drinking triggers to prepare yourself before facing down any tricky situation.

Hotlines and Contact Numbers

Hotlines

AA: 1-800-733-3232

Staunton AA: 540-885-6912

Waynesboro AA: 540-949-7777

ASAP Local: 540-886-5616

Alcohol/ Drug Abuse: 1-800-622-HELP

Al-Anon/Ala-Teen: 1-800-344-2666

National AIDS Hotline: 1-800-232-4636

National Suicide Prevention Life Line: 1-800-273-TALK (Veterans Press 1)

Vets Coaching into Care: 1-888-823-7458

Adult Protective Services: 1-888-832-3858

Child Protective Services: 1-804-736-8536

Sexual Assault Hotline: 540-434-2272

Domestic Violence: 1-800-56-HAVEN

First Step Domestic Violence: 540-434-0295

Bullying: 121-HELP-ME

Shelters:

Valley Mission: 540-886-4673

New Directions: 540-886-6800

Waynesboro WARM: 804-874-8737

Harrisonburg Mercy House: 540-432-1812


Local Departments

Staunton/ Augusta Department of Social Services: 540-245-5800

Waynesboro Department of Social Services: 540-942-6646

Highland County Department of Social Services: 540-468-2199

Department of Aging and Rehabilitative Services: 540-332-7700

Local Resources:

Augusta Regional Free Clinic: 540-332-5606

Blue Ridge Legal Services: 540-885-6588

CATS Bus: 540-943-9302

Blue Ridge Area Food Bank: 540-248-3663