RVA Resources for Mental Wellness and Suicide Prevention

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    This list of resources regarding mental illness and suicide prevention is provided by Anne Moss Rogers to accompany her article, When a Child Dies: 7 Things I Wish I Had Known About Depression and Suicide. Read more from Anne Moss at Emotionally Naked. 

    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).

    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

    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

    Chesterfield County Crisis Line
    They have walk-in, same-day assessment.
    804-748-6356

    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 804-365-420

    AREA NON PROFITS 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 organization, 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 Central Virginia

    Stay Strong Virginia – Eating Disorders 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 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 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