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RVA Resources for Mental Wellness and Suicide Prevention

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.

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


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


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

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