There are many different places you can go for help and people you can talk to about mental health concerns.


Keep asking and keep searching until something helps. Something will.

If you need immediate assistance, do not hesitate!

  1. Call 9-1-1 or go to the Emergency Room if you or a loved one is in immediate danger.
  2. Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255(TALK) if you feel you are in a crisis of any sort (including suicidal thoughts, depression, substance abuse, loneliness, family problems, etc.)
  3. Call CrisisLink Regional Hotline at 703-527-4077 (or text at 703-940-0888) to talk to empathetic counselors in the DC area about any crisis.
  4. For Spanish speakers, call Hopeline at 1-800-SUICIDA.
  5. For an LGBTQ crisis hotline, call The Trevor Project at 1-866-488-7386; a chatline is also available 7 days a week.

Resources for Access to Ongoing Care

Visit your local mental health clinic and/or seek an assessment by a mental health professional.

For more information on local services, look up the available treatment services in your area in the SAMHSA Mental Health Services Locator. You can also call the SAMHSA National Helpline at 1-800-662-4357 or the NAMI Helpline at 1-800-950-6264.
To find a psychologist in your area, you may also visit this link or call 1-800-964-2000.

For access to primary mental health & behavioral resources in the Fairfax, VA area, visit here.

Online Resources for Mental Wellness

  • Headspace: Meditation made simple; they have a variety of guided and unguided lessons of all different lengths.
  • Happify: Cutting-edge science-based activities and games to overcome negative thoughts, anxiety, and everyday stress.
  • A Friend Asks: Helps provide the information, tools and resources to help a friend (or yourself) who may be struggling with thoughts of suicide.

 In the meantime, take care of yourself!

Check with this short guide to see how you can best indulge in some self-care.