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In The News: NAMI Prince William

July 10, 2018

    NAMI Prince William has won the 2018 Outstanding Affiliate Award for the state of Virginia!!

    It will be presented in Richmond on June 9 at the state convention. We’re tickled to pieces, especially when so much of what we try to do seems to fall short or end in frustration. But from the perspective of NAMI Virginia, we must be doing something right. Thank you to all who helped us achieve this ! Read More

    Virginia Family Network is a grassroots network for parents and caregivers of children or youth with mental health or co-occurring needs that support one another in navigating the system, becoming more resilient and informing the child serving systems to ensure an easier path for the families that follow. As part of this goal, we are happy to be able to provide a lottery for one-time respite or self-care scholarships for parents/caregivers. As parents and caregivers, we know it’s hard to Read More

    Gov. Ralph Northam will name a new leader for Virginia’s behavioral health system, as the state prepares for crucial decisions to transform the way it delivers services to people with mental illness, addictions and other behavioral disabilities.

    Northam will appoint Dr. Hughes Melton, now chief deputy health commissioner, to lead the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services.

    Melton, a nationally recognized family practitioner and addiction expert from Southwest Virginia, will replace Dr. Jack Barber, a psychiatrist and 30-year veteran Read More

    Lucas Johnson’s résumé is characteristic of any high-achieving high school senior.

    There’s the raft of Advanced Placement classes, a dozen during his four years at Monticello High School in Virginia’s Albemarle County. There are the extracurriculars — tutoring and Model United Nations and student council and cross-country.

    During his junior year, there was the stress that accompanied all of it — stress that, at times, made him ask: “What is the point of all of this?” The 18-year-old witnessed distress among his Read More

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