Individuals considering suicide, facing a life crisis, or seeking community-based mental health resources in the DC area can call CrisisLink’s free, confidential 24/7 Hotline.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
1-800-799-4TTY (4889) for hearing and speech impaired with TTY equipment
City of Alexandria, Virginia — Emergency Mental Health Services
24 hours, 7 days/week
Fairfax County, Virginia — Community Services Board Emergency Services
24 hours, 7 days/week. For people in crisis with a mental health, intellectual disability or alcohol or other drug emergency. Services include crisis intervention and stabilization, and evaluation for referrals to crisis care facilities, emergency shelters, and hospitals.
Arlington County, Virginia — Emergency Mental Health Services
24 hours, 7 days/week. Emergency services provide immediate assistance to individuals experiencing a mental health crisis. Services include assessment, crisis intervention and stabilization, short-term counseling, on-call psychiatric services and critical stress management services for individuals and families.
DC ACCESS Helpline
This 24-hour, seven-day-a-week telephone line is staffed by mental health professionals who can refer a caller to immediate help or ongoing care. The Access Helpline can activate mobile crisis teams to respond to adults and children who are experiencing a psychiatric or emotional crisis and are unable or unwilling to travel to receive mental health services.