Pittsylvania County Library

Health & Wellness

LIBRARY & LOCAL RESOURCES

Cancer Research and Resource Centers of Southern Virginia – Massey Cancer Center resources in Danville and Lawrenceville for information about cancer screening, diagnoses, and treatment options; financial assistance and support services, and other information.

Danville-Pittsylvania County Community Services – behavioral health, development, and prevention services in Danville and Pittsylvania County

The Health Collaborative – a cross-sector group of residents working together to improve the health and well-being of the Dan River Region.

Pittsylvania County Department of Parks & Recreation – official site for parks & recreation information and programs, including youth sports and recreation activities

OTHER USEFUL LINKS: Free and trusted resources available on the internet, curated for our patrons.

Mental Health Wellness Resources from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (includes links to multiple resources)

National Institute on Aging – science-based information on health, aging, and Alzheimer’s

PubMed – more than 28 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals and online books, from the National Library of Medicine

National Institutes of Health – science-based health and wellness resources (includes links to Your Healthiest Self, NIH News in Health, Delicious Heart-Healthy Recipes, Smokefree.gov, Rethinking Drinking, It’s a Noisy Planet, NIDA for Teens, NIH’s National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, Healthy Eyes, NIH SeniorHealth, We Can! Kids Health, Talking to Your Doctor, NIH’s Office of Dietary Supplements, The Bone Resource Center, Know Stroke, Aim for a Health Weight, The Heart Truth, NIH’s Weight-control Information Network, and My Family Health Portrait)

Virginia Department for the Blind and Vision Impaired – services to assist Virginians who are blind, deafblind, or vision impaired

Virginia Department of Health – links to local health departments, vital records, health topics, and programs

WebMD – health and medical news and information