Mental Health Resources

Mental Health Resources

For crisis situations that are not life-threatening, find mental and behavioral health resources and other information below close to you. While these resources are general, the best resource is your family’s medical provider.

If you are in a life threatening situation, call 9-1-1 or go to an emergency department.

If you are having thoughts of suicide or need to talk, please contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255. If you prefer to text, you can text “START” to 741-741 where a live, trained specialist will respond back to you.

Suicide/Crisis Hotlines

Community Service Boards

  • CSBs provide treatment for mental health issues, substance use and addiction, and intellectual and developmental disabilities
  • Also respond to emergency crisis situations 24/7
  • Hampton-Newport News CSB: http://www.hnncsb.org/
  • Williamsburg, James City County, Poquoson, York CSB: https://www.colonialbh.org/

Mental Health Hotlines

Mental Health America of Virginia Warm Line

Hampton-Newport News Community Services Board Warm Line

  • Non-crisis phone line aimed to connect callers with peer support specialists. These peer support specialists are individuals with lived experience with either substance abuse disorder, mental health issues, or both. The warm line gives an individual in need someone to talk to and helps navigate local services
  • Staffed 7 days/week 8 AM – 11PM
  • 757-251-2394

The Disaster Distress Helpline: 1-800-985-5990 or text “TalkWithUs” for English or “Hablanos” for Spanish to 66746 to connect with a trained crisis counselor.

The Disaster Distress Helpline’s TTY number 1-800-846-8517 is available 24/7 to the Deaf community and hard of hearing individuals, who can utilize the texting options or their preferred Relay service (including 7-1-1) to connect with the main DDH hotline 1-800-985-5990, 24/7.

Child Abuse

Virginia Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Line

Transitions Family Violence Services is a nonprofit organization dedicated to eliminating domestic violence in Hampton, Newport News, Poquoson and York County. They are the sole provider of comprehensive services to adult and child victims of domestic violence. Since 1977, they have been a pathway to safety and a source of hope for thousands of individuals and families: 757-723-7774 (24/7 hotline).

Eating Disorders

National Eating Disorders Association Helpline

ANAD Hotline

Domestic Abuse

The National Domestic Violence Hotline

  • 1-800-7233
  • TTY 1-800-787-3224

Virginia Domestic Violence 24 Hour Hotline

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

  • 1-800-273-8255

Parent Hotlines/Resources

NAMI Northern Virginia Parent Support Partners

Virginia Parent Educational Advocacy Training Center

On Our Sleeves, mental health resources for children: https://www.nationwidechildrens.org/giving/on-our-sleeves

Autism

REACH Developmental Disabilities Crisis Services

  • Region I (Charlottesville and Surrounding areas)
    • Children’s Crisis Line
    • 888-908-0486
  • Region II (Northern)
    • Children’s Crisis Line
    • 844-627-4747
  • Region III (Southwest)
    • Children’s Crisis Line
    • 855-887-8278
  • Region IV (Richmond and Surrounding)
    • Children’s Crisis Line
    • 855-282-1006
  • Region V (Southeastern)
    • Children’s Crisis Line
    • 888-255-2989
  • http://www.dbhds.virginia.gov/developmental-services/Crisis-services

Virginia Parent Educational Advocacy Training Center

Virginia Infant and Toddler Connection of Virginia

LGBT Resources

LGBT National Help Center

Trans Life


Mental Health Links

kid-grit: Social and Emotional Learning, Youth Development, and Character Education for Children

GoNoodle: Movement and Mindfulness Videos for Children

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Taking Care of Your Emotional Health

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Reduce Stress in Yourself and Others

U. S. Department of Veteran Affairs: Managing Stress Associated with the COVID-19 Virus Outbreak

Johns Hopkins University: Social Distancing? Here’s How to Prioritize Self-Care