Offers crisis intervention, suicide prevention, and support to individuals in order to foster self-sufficiency by providing problem-solving skills and information on community resources so callers can better cope with emotional trauma, personal and family crises. 703.527.4077 1.800.273.TALK (8255) If you use TTY, Please dial 7-1-1 We’re here 24/7. Text us. PRS CrisisText Connect – Text ‘CONNECT’ to 85511.
Following are a list of additional resources available to assist individuals with mental health and substance abuse disorders.
Arlington Behavioral Healthcare
Arlington Behavioral Healthcare offers many types of assistance for adults with mental health and/or substance abuse issues. Visit www.health.arlingtonva.us or call 703-228-5150.
Fairfax County Human Services
Fairfax County’s Human Services 222 number allows you to access information about human services information and resources in the area with one call. Callers are connected to social services specialists who can connect individuals to everything from securing a place to sleep to assistance getting electricity turned back on. Call 703-222-0880 for assistance navigating the county’s human services system.
Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board
The Fairfax-Falls Church Community Service Board provides services for people of all ages who have mental illness, substance abuse disorders, and/or developmental disabilities. Visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov or call 703-324-7000.
Crisis Line of Central Virginia
Crisis Line of Central Virginia offers a 24-hour suicide, crisis, and information and referral hotline. Staffed by trained volunteers and crisis line workers, this free service provides individuals with problem-solving skills and information regarding community resources. Visit www.novaregion.org or call 800-273-TALK (8255).
National Alliance on Mental Illness of Virginia
National Alliance on Mental Illness of Virginia is dedicated to the eradication of mental illnesses and to the improvement of the quality of life for people of all ages affected by mental illnesses. Visit www.namivirginia.org or call 888-486-8264.
The Substance Abuse and Addiction Recovery Alliance (SAARA)
The Substance Abuse and Addiction Recovery Alliance (SAARA) is a community-based grassroots membership organization of individuals in recovery from alcohol and other drug addiction, their families, friends and committed community supporters. Visit www.saara.org or call (804) 762-4445.
United Way offers a listing of resources for each region of our state, and around the nation. In the Washington, DC area, dial the numbers 2-1-1 to be connected to a counselor between the hours of 9 am and 5 pm Monday through Friday.
Virginia Association of Community Services Board (VACSB)
represents Community Services Boards and Behavioral Health Authorities regarding federal and state public policy, regulations, and other issues impacting behavioral health and developmental services. The VACSB, through its Councils and Committees, works with state agency partners in problem identification and solutions to service delivery issues. The VACSB also provides advocacy and education for members and for the public at large. Visit www.vacsb.org or call 804-330-3141.
Virginia Office for Protection and Advocacy (VOPA)
Virginia Office for Protection and Advocacy is the state’s protection and advocacy system serving people with any type of disability. VOPA provides resource guidance to individuals with disabilities who feel that they have been treated unfairly or discriminated against. Visit www.vopa.state.va.us or call 800-552-3962 (toll-free in Virginia).
VOCAL, Inc., (Virginia Organization of Consumers Asserting Leadership)
VOCAL, Inc., (Virginia Organization of Consumers Asserting Leadership) is a statewide membership network of people facing mental health challenges. VOCAL promotes self-determination and peer leadership. Visit www.vocalvirginia.org or call 804-343-1777.