Emergency Mental Health Services
Immediate Counseling Resources to Support Families Learning at Home Feeling anxiety or depression is a common reaction in times of uncertainty or when there’s a perception of danger, and the COVID-19 situation certainly qualifies as such a time. This is something new and worrisome that we are all facing together.If you or someone you care about feels overwhelmed with emotions like sadness, depression or anxiety, or like you want to harm yourself or others call 911.You can also contact the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) Disaster Distress Helpline at 800-985-5990.National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255 or text MHFA to 741741 to talk to a Crisis Text Line counselor.If a child or youth experiences a behavioral health crisis which creates an unsafe situation for themselves or others in the home, parents/guardians should:Call 9-1-1 if there is an immediate danger to self or others. Contact Arlington Emergency Services at 703-228-5160 (link here).Go to the nearest Emergency Room.
- Anyone experiencing an urgent mental health need is encouraged to contact the Children’s Regional Crisis Response service, CR2, at 844-627-4747
- Anyone experiencing a psychiatric emergency is encouraged to contact Emergency Services (703-228-5160)
Mental Health Resources for Students
Student Services works with staff and families to support student social-emotional needs during the COVID-19 pandemic and school closure. As students and families adjust to all of the recent changes in their lives due to this current crisis, it is important to focus on wellness and resiliency, and to have mental health resources when needed. Find these resources on the mental health resources webpage.
Mental Health Services for Children
- Child Mind is providing Telehealth Services for Children and Teens
- Same Day Access is an Arlington County resource
- Non-urgent, but concerning behavior, please see resources at Arlington Children’s Behavioral Health
Mental Health Services for Adults
- Catholic Charities Counseling is a local organization with Zoom counselor opportunities and sliding scale payment options – please call 703-425-0109
- National Counseling Group – “If you or someone you know is struggling with the impact of the pandemic, ncgCARE is now offering FREE virtual support. We’re providing 30-minute sessions for anyone needing extra support, or dealing with feelings of stress, isolation, anxiety and depression.”