Useful Links

Individual Health Care Changes for 2018 Provided by MSV
With the recent changes in the individual health insurance marketplace and their significant impact on Virginia physicians and patients, we are providing information resources to help physicians navigate this situation.

National Alliance for the Mentally Ill-Virginia (NAMI)
Helpline:  1-888-486-8264
The National Alliance on Mental Illness of Virginia (NAMI Virginia) was created in 1984 to provide support, education, and advocacy for individuals and families in Virginia affected by mental illness. Along with our community-based affiliates, we provide education, support, information, training, and resources, and engage in systems change policy advocacy. NAMI Virginia is located in Richmond, Virginia, where we are appropriately situated in close proximity to the state legislature.

American Psychiatric Association
The site of the APA, including association information, professional tools, and current events.

VA Board of Medicine Practitioner Information
A site providing professional information about licensees’ education, specialty training, board certifications, etc.

Tucker Psychiatric Clinic
Since 1912 the physicians, psychologists and social workers of the Tucker Psychiatric Clinic have provided psychiatric, substance abuse and mental health services tailored to each individual’s needs for both inpatient and outpatient treatment.

Medical Society of Virginia
The Medical Society of Virginia, also known as the MSV, is a professional association of more than 8,000 Virginia physicians.

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
The AACAP is the leading national professional medical association dedicated to treating and improving the quality of life for children, adolescents, and families affected by mental, behavioral, or developmental disorders.

Washington Psychiatric Society
The APA district branch of Washington, D.C., with helpful resources and news updates.

Virginia Alliance for the Mentally Ill
Hotline:  804-285-8264
As the state affiliate for the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill, NAMI-Virginia is dedicated to helping create new programs and services across the Commonwealth. These programs must offer the most current and effective treatment available in the mental health field

Give an Hour
A nonprofit organization providing free mental health services to U.S. military personnel and families affected by the current conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. 

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, a 501(c)(3) organization, has been at the forefront of a wide range of suicide prevention initiatives in 2011 — each designed to reduce loss of life from suicide. We are investing in groundbreaking research, new educational campaigns, innovative demonstration projects and critical policy work. And we are expanding our assistance to people whose lives have been affected by suicide, reaching out to offer support and offering opportunities to become involved in prevention. 

Mental Health America
MHA, the leading advocacy organization addressing the full spectrum of mental and substance use conditions and their effects nationwide, works to inform, advocate and enable access to quality behavioral health services for all Americans. With nearly a century of experience, MHA has an established record of effective national and grassroots actions that promote mental health, and address mental and substance use issues with compassionate and concrete solutions. MHA’s actions inform, support and enable mental wellness, and emphasize recovery from mental illness. Our over 300 affiliates in 41 states and the District of Columbia represent a potent voice for healthy communities throughout the nation.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Medical Screening Guide

Health Practitioners’ Monitoring Program
Healthcare professionals may suffer from a substance use disorder or mental health or physical condition that may be impairing. In fact, it is estimated that 10 to 15 percent of healthcare professionals will misuse drugs or alcohol at some point during their careers.1
1Baldisseri, M.R. (2007). Impaired healthcare professional. Critical Care Medicine, 35 (2), Suppl, S106-S116.
The Virginia Health Practitioners’ Monitoring Program (HPMP) is here to help. We refer healthcare practitioners for appropriate treatment and continuously monitor treatment progress with the goals of restoring the practitioner to good health and assisting them with return to safe and productive clinical practice.
HPMP services are available to anyone who is licensed, certified or registered by one of the health regulatory boards of the Virginia Department of Health Professions, including:
Audiology & Speech-Language Pathology | Counseling | Dentistry | Funeral Directors/Embalmers Long-term Care Administrators | Medicine | Nursing | Optometry | Pharmacy | Physical Therapy Psychology | Social Work | Veterinary Medicine
Are you interested in learning more? Our experienced team is available to confidentially answer your questions and receive referrals, including self-referrals. Visit us on the web at or call us at 1-866-206-4747.

Websites for Mental Health Advocates & Organizers of Peer-run Programs