Updated: 01/04/2019. Report broken links or new phone numbers here.
If you or someone you know is experiencing an emergency, call 911.
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 Center – 804-828-9897
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).
- Family Support Mental Health/Addiction Support Groups in Richmond
- Grief services are here
- How to obtain a Temporary Detention Order (TDO) in Virginia
- Other resources are here
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
Charles City/New Kent residents Crisis Lines
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.
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
- Suicide Hotlines all over Virginia
- Find Crisis Hotline and Community Service Board for your Virginia Region
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
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
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