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Report finds mental health challenges among older adolescents and young adults
A new report shows that older adolescents and young adults with emotional and behavioral health conditions are much more likely to have significant problems with school performance, employment, and housing stability. Click here to learn more.

NRVCS: Return on Investment (ROI) report
A new report is offering statistical analysis of New River Valley Community Services' (NRVCS) impact on the communities served by the agency. Click here to download the full report (PDF file).

Stimulant-related emergency department visits rise 300 percent among younger adults
A new report by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) shows that some drug- related emergency department visits increased by 300 percent -- from 5,605 visits in 2005 to 22,949 visits in 2011. More

Mental Health First Aid trainings announced
New River Valley Community Services (NRVCS) is offering Mental Health First Aid training to interested members of the community. Mental Health First Aid is a groundbreaking public education program that helps the public identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders.

The training will be made available on the dates listed below:

July 8, 2014

September 12, 2014

November 14, 2014

January 16, 2015

February 13, 2015

Training days are from 9 a.m.  – 5 p.m. The training is free, but participants should plan to get lunch on their own. Click here to sign up or to learn more.

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Adults with behavioral health conditions are more likely to smoke; Account for nearly 40% of cigarettes smoked
Adults aged 18 or older who experienced any mental illness or who have had a substance use disorder in the past year are more likely to smoke and to smoke more heavily than others according to a new report by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). More

20 percent of U.S. adults experienced mental illness in the past year, report says
One in five American adults aged 18 or older, or 45.6 million people, experienced some form of mental illness in the past year, according to a report from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). More

NRVCS ranks among area's largest employers
New River Valley Community Services (NRVCS) currently ranks among the largest employers in the New River Valley according to a report recently published by the New River Valley Planning District Commission (PDC). Of the area's 50 largest employers, NRVCS is No. 14 on the list, with a workforce of more than 625 employees (full- and part-time).

NRVCS, the New River Valley's public provider of behavioral health services, is the largest non-profit human services agency to appear on the list. Rankings are based on data collected by the Virginia Employment Commission in the second quarter of 2011. The list includes businesses and industries with operations in the counties of Floyd, Giles, Montgomery, and Pulaski, as well as the City of Radford.

Founded in 1969, NRVCS is part of a state-wide system of Community Services Boards and provides a variety of programs in the areas of mental health, intellectual disabilities, substance use disorders, and related prevention services. The agency serves children, adults and families and operates facilities in each of the New River Valley’s five jurisdictions.

Support groups open to local veterans, families
New River Valley Community Services (NRVCS) is currently offering a pair or support groups for local veterans and their families through the Virginia Wounded Warrior Program.

Veterans Outreach Group: Veterans of any era are invited to participate in the Veterans Outreach Group, which meets the first and third Tuesday of every month from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. at VFW Post 776 (102 Watts Street, Radford). The purpose of the group is to connect veterans with their peers and provide education on issues relevant to their military service. There is no cost to participate. For more information, contact Leanna Craig at 540-357-1113 or visit www.wearevirginiaveterans.org.


Families of Veterans Support Group:
The Families of Virginia Veterans group - a support group for families of local veterans - holds its meetings on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month, from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. at the NRVCS Montgomery Center (700 University City Boulevard, Blacksburg). There is no cost to participate. For more information, contact Leanna Craig at 540-357-1113 or visit www.wearevirginiaveterans.org.
 

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