Emotions Anonymous is a twelve-step organization, similar to Alcoholics Anonymous. Our fellowship is composed of people who come together in weekly meetings for the purpose of working toward recovery from emotional difficulties. EA members are from many walks of life and are of diverse ages, economic status, social and educational backgrounds. The only requirement for membership is a desire to become well emotionally.
NAMI Family-to-Family (NOTE: See their websites directly for dates of upcoming classes)
NAMI Family Support Groups, offered by NAMI Affiliates in communities across the country, are free, confidential and safe groups of families helping other families who live with mental health challenges. In NAMI Family Support Groups, families join a caring group of individuals helping one another by utilizing their collective lived experiences and learned wisdom. Family members can achieve a renewed sense of hope for their loved one living with mental health challenges.
NAMI Virginia Beach offers two NAMI Family Support Group Programs at Lynnhaven Presbyterian Church, 136 S. Lynnhaven Rd., Virginia Beach, VA 23452
The 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of every month from 6:30 – 8pm
The 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month from 7 – 8:30pm
Click here for the Family-to-Family flyer
The Sarah Michelle Peterson Foundation
Services: To prevent adolescent suicide by educating families and communities about the treatable illness of depression
Eastern State Hospital
(757) 253-5161 Main Number
(757) 253-5215 Admissions
(757) 253-5015 Adult Psychiatric
4601 Ironbound Road
Williamsburg, VA 23188
For a snapshot of online web portals for mental health see the following:
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention – leading national nonprofit in fight against suicide. Funds research, offers educational programs, advocates for public policy and supports those affected by suicide.
Provides hope, help, support and education to improve the lives of people who have mood disorders
Community of people providing mental health information and support, including chats and bulletin boards
Information and resources for mental and emotional problems, substance abuse, Alzheimer’s and dementia, caring for the elderly and healthy aging
Confidential resources and interactive tools from United Behavioral Health for the public and consumers. Covers depression, stress, mental health, substance abuse and work-life issues
Online encyclopedia of articles on mental disorders, treatment, medications and research
Information and resources on prevention, treatment and rehabilitation services for mental illness
Original feature articles on mental health issues
National and community based nonprofit dedicated to addressing the needs of those living with mental illness and to promoting the overall health of all Americans
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
National Alliance on Mental Illness – Mental Health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness
Provides a get help guide for teens and young adults
Articles, books, mailing lists, links and information on diseases and conditions
Find a counselor, therapist or psychologist. Also includes professional advice, forums. Self-help library and more, anxiety, anger management, stress, addictions, motivation, confidence building, self-esteem and hypnosis
Rainbows has supported children experiencing grief of all kinds through facilitated peer groups within their communities since 1983.
Provides encouragement and support for people in crisis through online community forums
Advocacy nonprofit working to eliminate barriers to the treatment of mental illness. Click here for more advocacy information
Features personal development and self-help forums on topics including depression