Suicide Prevention Information and Resources

Emergency: How Do I Access Help Now?

  • If anyone is harming themselves now or has just harmed themselves, call 911 and ask for a Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) deputy or officer. 

    There are also resources available 24 hours, 7 days a week for youth experiencing depression, suicidal thoughts or other behavioral crises.  Call 988 from a phone with a Northern Virginia area code (703 or 571) to be automatically linked with the Region 2 (Northern Virginia) Crisis Call Center. 

  • There are also free, confidential 24/7 supports available:  
    • PRS CrisisLink: 703-527-4077 or text "CONNECT" to 855-11
    • SAMHSA National Helpline: 800-662-HELP (4357)
    • Hopeline: Chat at or call 800-784-2433
    • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 988 or 800-273-TALK (8255)

    New national three-digit phone number, effective July 16, 2022


  • All Loudoun County emergency rooms can assess for suicide risk and make recommendations for appropriate follow-up care:

    StoneSprings Pediatric ER
    24440 Stone Springs Blvd.
    Dulles, VA 20166

    Inova Virts Miller Family Emergency and Trauma Center
    Inova Loudoun Hospital
    44045 Riverside Parkway
    Leesburg, VA 20176

    Inova Children’s Emergency Room at Loudoun Hospital
    44045 Riverside Parkway
    Leesburg, VA 20176

    Wheeler Family Emergency Department
    224 Cornwall St.
    Leesburg, VA 20176
    Inova HealthPlex – Ashburn
    22505 Landmark Court
    Ashburn, VA 20148

Click the arrows next to each topic or the "expand all" button below to learn more about Youth Warning Signs for Suicide, talking about suicide, and LCPS suicide prevention.

  • Youth Warning Signs

  • How Do I Respond: Tips for Talking About Suicide?

  • SOS Signs of Suicide

  • Suicide Risk Screening

Last Modified on January 17, 2023