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Cameron K. Gallagher Mental Health Resource Center

Cameron K. Gallagher Mental Health Resource Center

Addressing the growing demand for mental health resources

Our Cameron K. Gallagher Mental Health Resource Center at Virginia Treatment Center for Children is actively addressing the growing demand for mental health services and resources in our community. Thanks to the generous support of the Cameron K. Gallagher Foundation, we serve as a hub for education, resources and support. 

Our services

LGBTQIA+ therapeutic peer support group

We acknowledge many of our LGBTQIA+ patients face unique health care needs – and the Cameron K. Gallagher Mental Health Resource Center is here to help. Our therapeutic LGBTQIA+ peer support group is designed for adolescents ages 13 to 17 and is facilitated by a licensed clinical social worker. There are many benefits to peer support groups, including providing a safe space for social support, discussing struggles, building positive coping strategies and more. Learn more about the group or call (804) 828-3137 to register.

Community education and engagement

Mental health matters – let's keep the conversation going! Our team is dedicated to engaging with and educating our community while also breaking down the stigma that often surrounds mental health. We provide event speakers and interactive education throughout the community. Contact Amber Jennings, LCSW for more information.  

Contact us l  804-828-9897 

Call to speak to learn about our upcoming classes and groups.  

The Cameron K. Gallagher Mental Health Resource Center is not a crisis provider. If you feel your child is having a mental health crisis, call your local mental health agency (community services board), call 911 or take your child to the nearest emergency room for evaluation.

How you can help your child feel seen in times of uncertainty

  • Starting new traditions (watch a TV series together, take nightly walks, hold a regular game night, etc.)
  • Getting them a little extra support when they need it
  • Finding safe ways to connect via social media
  • Validating their feelings (fear, sadness, disappointment)
  • Keeping a routine
  • Encouraging them to express their feelings in an age-appropriate way (could be drawing for younger kids, writing for older kids) 

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