News from our Community Partners

September/October 2021


Silent No More presentation 10/7 from 6:00-8:00pm via Zoom.

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National Recovery Month

National Recovery Month is a national observance held every September to promote and support new evidence-based treatment and recovery practices, the emergence of a strong and proud recovery community, and the dedication of service providers and community members across the nation who make recovery in all its forms possible.


Click this link to learn more.

Mental Health and Substance Use


Click on the image above for more information about mental health and substance use disorders.

A substance use disorder (SUD) is a mental disorder that affects a person’s brain and behavior, leading to a person’s inability to control their use of substances such as legal or illegal drugs, alcohol, or medications. Symptoms can range from moderate to severe, with addiction being the most severe form of SUDs.


Researchers have found that about half of individuals who experience a SUD during their lives will also experience a co-occurring mental disorder and vice versa. Co-occurring disorders can include  anxiety disorders ,  depression ,  attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) ,  bipolar disorder ,  personality disorders , and  schizophrenia , among others. For more information, please see the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)’s  Common Comorbidities with Substance Use Disorders Research Report .

Suicide Prevention and Awareness Month

September is Suicide Prevention & Awareness Month. Governor Ralph Northam has designated September 5-11 as National Suicide Prevention Week in the Commonwealth of Virginia.


Visit BeWellVA to learn about events occurring throughout the month of September and connect with all the emotional wellness and suicide prevention resources available in our community.


Like Hanover County Behavioral Health & Wellness on Facebook to learn about community resources and learn important educational information throughout the month.


Hanover Cares Coalition Meetings and Membership

We want to know about you. How do you want to hear from us?

Click on this link to answer our communication survey.



Teens Care Too

Teens Care Too is now a part of Hanover Cares!


Who We Are:

We are a group of high school leaders (or teens) that are not afraid to take a stand in favor of positive and healthy choices. We are committed to keeping our peers substance-free and helping them make healthy choices.


Our Purpose:

Our purpose is to empower teens to keep their schools and communities alcohol and drug-free by taking positive peer leadership roles. The group meets monthly and coordinates awareness projects and activities that promote healthy alternatives to drug and alcohol use.


Keep an eye on our Instagram for introductions to our teens,

coming soon!

Community Coalitions of Virginia (CCoVA) Job Opening

Community Coalitions of Virginia (CCoVA) is currently hiring for the position of CCoVA Coalition Coordinator.


This position is responsible for coordinating the functions of the Community Coalitions of Virginia statewide coalition focusing on substance use prevention. The Coordinator will be responsible for using the Strategic Prevention Framework to guide the work of the organization. This position will oversee project development, statewide education, and marketing and networking, while working with the Coalition Chair, Executive Committee, Financial Coordinator, Board, and Committee Chairs.


This position is a part-time contractual position and requires a flexible schedule to accommodate meetings and project activities and needs outside of regular business hours, including travel to state meetings in Virginia and conferences across the state and region. Currently, this position is remote with an average commitment of 20 hours/month. Virginia resident preferred.


Interested applicants should send their resume and cover letter to by Friday, September 3.


Community Conversation: September 30th,

11:30 am


As part of Suicide Prevention month, BeWellVA will host a free virtual book discussion on September 30th at 11:30 am featuring Oprah Winfrey and Dr. Bruce Perry’s, “What Happened to You?”


In both a large group and in breakouts, there will be discussions of the profound shift of approaching trauma, resilience, and healing.


Learn more and register here and you could win a free copy of the book!


Monthly REVIVE! Training:

Every 2nd Wednesday and 3rd Thursday


Learn how to save someone's life from an opioid overdose using Narcan during a free training on Zoom.


Advanced registration is required to participate in this FREE training.



VDH Tobacco Control Program:

Tobacco-Free Tuesdays


Register now  for Tobacco Free Tuesday webinar on September 21st at 10 AM with Tamanna Patel, Director of the National Council for Mental Wellbeing.


Ms. Patel will be talking about one of the highest priority populations - individuals with mental health and substance use conditions - and the importance of incorporating tobacco prevention, cessation, and policies in mental health and addiction recovery settings.


Quit Now Virginia's additional services for those who identify as having mental health and substance use conditions will also be discussed.


Don't forget to add the Zoom meeting to your calendar after you get your confirmation email. A recording will be sent out to all those who register as well.

  • Birdies for Charity
    The Hanover Education Foundation is once again participating in the Dominion Energy Charity Classic’s 2021 Birdies for Charity program presented by TowneBank.

    For every dollar donated, the foundation will receive a 10% bonus. The program closes for donations on Sunday, October 24, 2021, at 11:59 p.m., the final day of the Dominion Energy Charity Classic. Please visit the PGA Tour website for more information.

  • Patrick Henry High School Memorial Brick Ceremony
    The next Patrick Henry High School brick memorial ceremony is scheduled for Friday, November 12, 2021. The tentative time is 3:00 p.m. Each brick is $75, and checks should be made out to HEF. Please see our Patrick Henry memorial brick order form for brick purchase information.