Resources for mental illness and suicide prevention in Virginia

crisis lines

Updated: 01/04/2019. Report broken links or new phone numbers here.

If you or someone you know is experiencing an emergency, call 911.

You can download this pdf with the numbers/info you see on this page.

Please double check as these numbers may have changed.  If you see an error or want to add your crisis emergency number or nonprofit in Virginia, please do. This is concentrated in central Virginia with some statewide resources.

CMHRC– Children’s Mental Health Resource Center804-828-9897

This is an 8am-4pm call service to match child’s age, insurance with who has openings near you. They also help you navigate the mental health system. This is statewide (Virginia).

Virginia Peer Warm Line

Virginia Peer Warm Line (Not a crisis line) 8am-midnight, 1-866-400-MHAV (6428)

National Suicide Hotlines

  • Suicide hotline in the US 1-800-273-8255
  • Crisis text line. Text the word HELP to 741-741 (you can contact them for any crisis such as pregnancy or sexual abuse)
  • Veteran’s Services 1-800-273-8255, press 1
  • Veteran’s Text line send HELP to 838-255

Richmond Area Mental Health, Addiction and Suicide Crisis Hotlines

Call these numbers even if you are confused about what to do or how to navigate the complex mental health system or if you have someone in crisis. It is best to use your county hotline.

RBHA (Richmond Behavioral Health Authority)

Virginia Crisis Intervention 804-819-4100 (State of Virginia)

Chesterfield County Crisis Line

They have walk-in, same day assessment.

Henrico Residents Crisis Line

(804) 727-8484

Charles City/New Kent residents Crisis Lines

(877) 264-8484
TTY: (804) 727-8496

Hanover County Adults Crisis Line

Mental Health &/or Drug/Alcohol Crisis Services
Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for anyone in Hanover County.
Call: 804-365-4200

Hanover County Youth Crisis Line

Mental Health or Drug/Alcohol Crisis Services
Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for anyone in Hanover County
Call 804-365-4200

Area Nonprofits for mental illness and suicide prevention

Beacon Tree Foundation Advocates for youth mental health and suicide prevention in Virginia

American Foundation of Suicide Prevention – National org, Virginia Chapter

Virginia Veteran & Family Support – Coordinates behavioral health, rehabilitative, and supportive services

Cameron Gallagher Foundation (Speakup5K), Teen depression – Virginia+ other areas

National Alliance on Mental Illness NAMI Virginia

National Alliance on Mental Illness NAMI Central Virginia

Stay Strong Virginia – Eating Disorders Virginia (ED Providers Statewide)

PRAI – Finding answers for kids with neuroimmune disorders such as PANDAS/PANS that presents itself as onset of symptoms such as severe anxiety or Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

I Need a Lighthouse – Suicide Prevention through education, Virginia Beach, VA

Mitchell Hash Foundation – Veteran suicide support, Charlottesville, VA

Living the Dream – Suicide prevention and addiction support, Culpepper, Virginia

Sarah Peterson Foundation – Suicide prevention education, Hampton Roads, Virginia

Addiction Prevention and Recovery Nonprofits

The Healing Place (Part of Caritas) – Addiction treatment for men 18+ (no cost)

McShin Foundation – Peer to peer addiction recovery and recovery high school

Virginia Recovery Foundation – The VRF is supporting several projects, one of which is a program called the RVA Recovery Project. Anyone suffering from addiction who ODs and asks for help, will be referred to services

Northstar Community – Addiction, abuse, trauma, mental illness resources and support

COBE – Research, addiction and recovery communities in college (VCU Podcast)

JHW Foundation – Collegiate Addiction Recovery

Rams in Recovery – Collegiate Recovery & Support for those in recovery

Chesterfield SAFE – Preventing and reducing substance abuse in Chesterfield County

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AnneMoss Rogers

AnneMoss Rogers is a mental health and suicide education expert, mental health speaker, suicide prevention trainer and consultant. She is author of the Book, Diary of a Broken Mind and co-author of Emotionally Naked: A Teacher's Guide to Preventing Suicide and Recognizing Students at Risk with Kim O'Brien PhD, LICSW. She raised two boys, Richard and Charles, and lost her younger son, Charles to addiction and suicide on June 5, 2015. She is a motivational speaker who empowers by educating and provides life saving strategies and emotionally healthy coping skills. As talented and funny as Charles was, letting other people know they matter was his greatest gift. And now that's the legacy she carries forward in her son's memory. Mental Health Speakers Website.

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