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Below are various local and national resources aimed at helping all individuals and families with various needs including mental health, physical wellness, and more. If you are in a crisis situation, please call or text the 988 lifeline by dialing 988 or visiting; call 911 and ask for a CIT officer; call the National Suicide Lifeline 800-273-TALK (8255), or Text HOME to 741-741. If you would like to add a resource or have any questions, please feel free to contact us!

Suicide Prevention


988 Lifeline: 988 offers 24/7 access to trained crisis counselors who can help people experiencing mental health-related distress. That could be:

  • Thoughts of suicide

  • Mental health or substance use crisis, or

  • Any other kind of emotion distress

People can call or text 988 or chat for themselves or if they are worried about a loved one who may need crisis support.

988 serves as a universal entry point so that no matter where you live in the United States, you can reach a trained crisis counselor who can help.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-8255 Providing 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.

Crisis Textline: Text HOME to 741-741

Safely and confidentially connect with a live,

trained crisis counselor for free 24/7 support.


The Sarah Michelle Peterson Foundation:

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention:

SAVE (Suicide Awareness Voices of Education): An advocacy and awareness promotion organization that hosts events, provides volunteer opportunities and is aimed at providing resources for those contemplating suicide, suicide survivors, or those struggling with depression.

World Health Organization – Suicide Prevention: A guide about suicide across the world, including facts and data, tools for suicide prevention and awareness, and guidelines for providing help in the community.

Live Through This: An organization that aims to remove the stigma of suicide by sharing the stories of suicide attempt survivors. They currently have dozens of people who share their stories with the goal of letting others who may be contemplating suicide are not alone, and that there is hope.

Community Services Boards

Chesapeake Integrated Behavioral Health: 757-547-9334

Eastern Shore Community Services Board: 757-442-3636

Hampton-Newport News Community Services Board: 757-788-0300

Norfolk Community Services Board: 757-756-5600

Portsmouth Behavioral Healthcare Services: 



Va. Beach Behavioral Health Services

Mental Health/Substance: 757-385-0800


Eastern Shore Community Services Board: 757-442-3636

Military/Veteran Resources

Hampton VA Medical Center: 757-722-9961

Stephen A. Cohen Military Family Clinic, VA

Beach: 757-965-8686


Military One Source: 800-342-9647


National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI):

NAMI Coastal Virginia: 757-499-2041

Free support groups/classes/programs

NAMI Helpline: 800-950 NAMI (6264)

M-F 10 am-6 pm


Virginia Department of Behavioral Health:

804-786-3921 State agency for mental health


SAMHSA (Substance Abuse & Mental Health

Services Administration):


Emotions Anonymous:

Endependence Center

Independent Living Skills Training Webinars

Click here for more information

First Home Care Crisis Intervention Services

Medicaid eligible service providing mental health care and assistance to children, adolescents, and adults who are experiencing an acute crisis 

that puts the individual at risk for psychiatric hospitalization. This service can also be utilized to "bridge the gap." Available 24/7

Universal Referral Line: 800-516-1918 • FHCReferrals 

Click to download more information

Depression / Bipolar Support Alliance

To find local meetings, go to

NA – Narcotics Anonymous

To find local meetings, call 1-866-972-5055

NAR-ANON – Narcotics Anonymous Family Groups

To find local meetings, call 1-800-477-6291

24 Hour Crisis Center 757-622-1126


Recovery for Life

Faith-based 12-step meetings

To find meetings, call 757-456-0093 or vist

AA – Alcoholics Anonymous

To find local meetings, call (757) 490-3980

AL-ANON – Alcoholics Anonymous Family Groups

To find local meetings, call (757) 490-3980

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