TRAILS Mental Health Program for Young Adults Experiencing First Psychosis

Transitioning Adults into Living Successfully (TRAILS)- Providing early and effective treatment for adolescents and young adults who have recently experienced symptoms of psychosis.

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What is TRAILS?

TRAILS is a coordinated specialty services program that serves adolescents and young adults who are experiencing their first psychotic episode.


Who can participate?

  • Individuals ages 15-30 
  • City of Alexandria residents 
  • Have experienced symptoms of psychosis within two years of referral 
  • Have an ability to benefit from services
  • Are willing to work with a multi-disciplinary team 

Signs of psychosis may include the following: 

  • Hearing or seeing things that other people don’t 
  • Developing unusual thoughts or ideas 
  • Difficulty thinking or having disorganized thoughts 
  • Decreased energy or lack of motivation
  • Significant change in emotions and/or behaviors

What services does TRAILS provide? 

  • Outreach and referral
  • Evaluation and assessment
  • Psychiatric treatment
  • Recovery coaching
  • Case management
  • Psychotherapy
  • Vocational and educational support
  • Medication management
  • Peer support
  • Supportive housing
  • Psychosocial rehabilitation programming


Who sponsors TRAILS? 

TRAILS is a program of the Department of Community and Human Services' Alexandria Community Services Board.  Major funding is provided by the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Disability Services.  Private insurance may be billed for some services. 


Get Help Now

Without treatment, these thoughts, feelings and behaviors can become worse over time.

For more information about the City of Alexandria TRAILS program or to make referrals, contact us. TRAILS: Email trails2recovery@alexandriava.gov | Phone 703.746.3441


Get Help Outside of the City of Alexandria

Fairfax County and the cities of Fairfax and Falls Church: TurningPoint
Charles City, Henrico and New Kent counties: InSTRIDE. Call 804.727.8515.
Washington County and the City of Bristol: NAVIGATE. Call 276.525.1942 or 276.525.1550.
Loudoun County:  Department of Mental Health, Substance Abuse and Developmental Services. Call 703.771.5155.
Culpeper, Fauquier, Madison, Orange and Rappahannock counties: Young Adult Coordinated Care Program. Call 540.825.3100. 
Prince William County: GetOnTrack. Call 571.229.3418 or 703.792.7800.
Isle of Wight and Southampton counties and cities of Franklin and Suffolk: Life Management Program. Call 757.255.7134.

State-wide oversight of coordinated specialty care for young adults programs by Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Disability Services. Call the Office of Child and Family Services at 804.371.4604.

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