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Support Groups in Virginia

Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia

ANAD – Richmond, VA
Elliott Spanier    804-320-7881

ANAD of South Hampton Roads
Carolyn Hersh    757-404-3010

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Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance

Their purpose:  Educate patients, families, professionals and the public concerning the nature of depressive and manic-depressive illness as treatable medical diseases; to foster self-help for patients and families; to eliminate discrimination and stigma; to improve access to care; and to advocate for research toward the elimination of these illnesses.

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Friends 4 Recovery

Our Mission: To reduce social isolation, learn from each other's experiences and provide recovery education for people who have any type of mental health diagnosis in an accepting and welcoming environment. We meet at our center at Rockwood Office Park on the first and third Friday of every month from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm.

Nuestra misiόn es: Reducir el aislamiento social, aprender de las experiencias de las demás y proveer educaciόn en recuperaciόn para personas que tienen algún diagnostic en salued mental en un ambiente de bienvenida y aceptaciόn. Nos reunimos en la Rockwood Office Park el 1° y 3° viernes de cada mes, de 3:00 a 4:30 pm.

Friends 4 Recovery Whole Health Center
Rockwood Office Park
9511 Hull Street Road #A
Richmond, VA 23236  

Phone: (804) 308-1366
En Español (804) 308-1368
Web site: 
Director: Larry Almarode
Hispanic Liaison (Enlace hispano): Nancy Castellόn

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NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Virginia

The Alliance on Mental Illness is a support and advocacy organization. They sponsor local support groups and offer education and information about community services for people with mental illness and their families.

NAMI Virginia
PO Box 8260
Richmond, VA 23226-0260

Phone: (804) 285-8264    Alternate Phone: (888) 486-8264    Fax: (804) 285-8464
Email Address:
Executive Director: Mira Signer
Program Coordinator: Liz Sussan

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OCD Support Groups (No Cost)

Arlington, VA, USA
CONTACT:  Marie Ogur, (703) 978-6425,
OPEN TO:  Family and friends of people with OCD
FREQUENCY:  1st Monday of the month 7:30-9:30 pm
LOCATION:  St. Andrews Episcopal Church, 4000 Lorcom Lane
TYPE:  Mutual Help Group  (This is the Second Group for Parents with children and teens with OCD.)

Arlington, VA, USA
CONTACT:  Peter Fedorowich, (703) 250-1126,
OPEN TO:  Individuals with OCD
FREQUENCY:  Monday 7:30-9:30 pm
LOCATION:  St. Andrews Episcopal Church, 4000 Lorcom Lane
TYPE:  Mutual Help Group

Hampton, VA, USA
CONTACT:  Marlene Press (757) 872-9819
OPEN TO:  Individuals with OCD and Trichotillomania, and their family members and friends
FREQUENCY:  3rd Thursday of the month, 7:30-9:30 pm
LOCATION:  Executive Drive, Hampton, VA
TYPE:  Mutual Help Group
MISC INFO:  Contact Marlene for further Info.

Richmond, VA, USA
CONTACT:  Center For Behavioral Change, Ronna Saunders, LCSW (804) 270-4111
OPEN TO:  Individuals with OCD and Trichotillomania
FREQUENCY:  1st & 3rd Tuesday of month, 7:15-8:45 pm
LOCATION:  Center For Behavioral Change, 3212 Skipwith Road, Ste 104
TYPE:  Mutual Help/Professionally Assisted Group

Richmond, VA, USA
CONTACT:  Dr. Robert Falk, Ph.D (804) 794-4482
OPEN TO:  Individuals with OCD
FREQUENCY:  Third Wednesday of every month, 6-7:30 pm
LOCATION:  Dominion Behavioral Healthcare, 703 N. Courthouse Rd. Suite 101 Richmond, VA
TYPE:  Professionally Assisted Group
MISC INFO:  G.O.A.L. Format Group

Richmond, VA, USA
CONTACT:  Trish Evans (804) 270-1124
OPEN TO:  Individuals with OCD
FREQUENCY:  First Wednesday of every month, 7:00-8:30 pm
LOCATION:  Dominion Behavioral Healthcare, 2305 North Parham Road #3, Richmond, VA 23229  map
TYPE:  Professionally Assisted Group provided at no charge
MISC INFO:  Goals: Peer Support system and a place for information exchange. Develop self-help skills. 

Virginia Beach, VA, USA
CONTACT:  Cynthia Cossu, (757-434-6475,
OPEN TO:  Individuals with OCD, family and friends
FREQUENCY:  2nd Thursday of the month
LOCATION:  Kempsville Library, 832 Kempsville Rd.
TYPE:  G.O.A.L. Group

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