This page has suicide prevention and support resources. Many of these are located in Virginia area since I live in Richmond.

National Suicide Hotlines

  • Suicide hotline in the US 1-800-273-8255
  • Crisis text line. Text the word HELP to 741-741
  • Veteran’s Services 1-800-273-8255, press 1
  • Veteran’s Text line send HELP to 838-255

How to obtain a Temporary Detention Order (TDO) in Virginia -A magistrate may issue a medical temporary detention order if an adult is incapable of making in informed decision to accept necessary medical treatment. A medical temporary detention order allows the person to be detained for 24 hours to permit necessary medical treatment for a person over 18. The police in Richmond only transport and stand by until the TDO is issued.

Suicide Prevention Resources

Suicide Loss Guides

VA Non-Profit Resources for Suicide Prevention