In Crisis and Need Help Now

If you or someone you care about is in crisis, take action (your friend will thank you later).  You have options:

Try these tips for supporting a friend or family member

  • Call the Crisis Link Hotline at 703-527-4077 or text them at 703-997-5444
  • Chat online with a specialist at
  • Go to the nearest emergency room at your local hospital
  • Call 911

Children’s Regional Crisis Response (CR2)

CR2 Provides 24- Hour rapid response to all youth (17 & younger) facing a mental health and/or substance use crisis. Their highly trained and compassionate counselors provide phone screening and face-to-face assessment, intervention, and support so that your child and family may continue with life as planned.

Call for 24-Hour Crisis Services: 844-627-4747



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In need of Emergency Mental Health Services? Call:

Arlington Behavioral Healthcare Services
Emergency Line: 703-228-5160
General Number: 703-228-1560


Worried your child may attempt suicide/self-harm? Not sure what to do?

Crisis Link Regional Hot Line: 703-527-4077 or Text: CONNECT to 85511
National Hope Line: 1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433)
LGBTQ Lifeline: 1-866-488-7386
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255)
SAMHSA National Helpline: 1-800-662-HELP (1-800-662-4357)


Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741
Crisis Link Regional: Text CONNECT to 85511

Local Resources:

Assessment and Treatment Facilities Appropriate for School Children

Web Resources:

The Jason Foundation
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Suicide Prevention Resource Center

Video – Teen Suicide Prevention for Parents-Mayo Clinic
Teen Suicide Prevention