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In an immediate, life-threatening situation, call 911.

Emergency help is available through Alexandria City, Arlington County, Fairfax County, Loudoun County and Prince William County
Community Services Boards.

If you or someone you care about may be at risk of suicide, don't hesitate to reach out for help right away.  
These resources are available 24/7:
Text "CONNECT" to 855-11 to contact PRS CrisisLink.
Call PRS CrisisLink at 703-527-4077
Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:1-800-273-TALK (8255)
Veteran's Crisis Line at 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1

Arlington and Fairfax Announce Applications Available for Youth-Led Suicide Prevention Projects. Click here for more information

SPAN - the Suicide Prevention Alliance of Northern Virginia - is a regional coalition of the Alexandria, Arlington, Fairfax-Falls Church, Loudoun, and
Prince William Community Services Boards (CSBs) and other groups in Northern Virginia, all working together to raise awareness and share resources to prevent suicide.

Join the SPAN Listserv to receive periodic announcements about upcoming suicide prevention events and meetings, and information about suicide prevention initiatives in Northern Virginia.

I Need Help Now

If you or someone you care about may be at risk of suicide, don't hesitate to reach out for help.

In an immediate, life-threatening situation, call 911.

Northern Virginia jurisdictions

These resources are available to everyone 24/7:

  • PRS CrisisLink - offer 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.
    • Text "CONNECT" to 855-11 to contact PRS CrisisLink..
    • Call PRS CrisisLink at 703-527-4077.
  • Children’s Regional Crisis Response : Provides 24-hour rapid response to all youth (17 & younger) facing a mental health and/or substance use crisis. Trained and compassionate counselors provide phone screening and face-to-face assessment, intervention, and support.
    • Call 844-N-Crisis (844-627-4747)
  • Alternative House :
    • Emergency Shelter for Teens - 703.356.6360 or 1-800-SAY-TEEN
    • Homeless Youth Initiative - 703.206.9890
    • Assisting Young Mothers - 703.280.2162
    • Community-Based Services - 703.820.9039
    • 24-Hour Crisis Hotline - 1-800-SAY-TEEN 
      (1.800.729.8336) or 703.356.6360
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: By calling you’ll be connected to a skilled, trained counselor at a crisis center in your area, anytime 24/7.
    • Call 800-273-TALK (8255)
  • SAMHSA National Helpline - SAMHSA’s National Helpline is a free, confidential, 24/7, 365-day-a-year treatment referral and information service (in English and Spanish) for individuals and families facing mental health and/or substance use disorders.

Especially for Veterans

  • Veterans Crisis Line - The Veterans Crisis Line connects Veterans in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs responders through a confidential toll-free hotline, online chat, or text.
  • Call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1
  • Chat online
  • Text message to 838255

Especially for LGBTQ Individuals

  • Trevor Lifeline - The Trevor Project provides crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth. The Trevor Lifeline provides support to those in crisis, as well as a safe, non-judgmental place to talk.
    • Call 866-488-7386
  • Trans Lifeline – Trans Lifeline is primarily for transgender people experiencing a crisis. This includes people who may be struggling with their gender identity and are not sure that they are transgender. The Lifeline is not always available 24/7; a schedule is posted at
    • Call 877-565-8860

I live in Fairfax County, Fairfax City or Falls Church City:

Fairfax County

I live in Alexandria City:

City of Alexandria

I live in Prince William County:

Prince William County

I live in Arlington County:

Arlington County
  • 24 hour Emergency Services: 703-228-5160
  • Children Behavioral Health (non-emergency appointments): 703-228-1560
  • Adult Behavioral Health (non-emergency appointments):703-228-4864

I live in Loudoun County:

Loudoun County

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