Suicide Prevention

  • Mental Health, Suicide Prevention and Community Resources for Families:

    https://www.lcps.org/Page/237485

    ParentGuidance.org: free, online courses to support parents in how to navigate difficult conversations for connection with your children.

    My Life is Worth Living: suicide prevention support for parents


    LGBTQ Suicide Prevention Resources:  

    The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention is dedicated to preventing suicide among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people. AFSP believes in our individual and collective responsibility to support the mental health and well-being for everyone, including LGBTQ people.

    Visit their website for resources and support options:
    https://afsp.org/lgbtq-mental-health-and-suicide-prevention


    Are you in crisis? Call the Suicide Prevention Lifeline at
    1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255)

    Suicide is one of the most frightening possible outcomes of mental illness. If you or someone you know needs help, call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) immediately. This is the number for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, a 24-hour service available to anyone in need of help. Never ignore or underestimate remarks about suicide. Take them seriously, and make certain that the person in crisis is cared for. And if you think your friend is in immediate danger, do not leave him or her alone—stay there and call 911 or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

    You can also text HOME to 741741 to connect with a crisis counselor through the free Crisis Text Line resource 24 x 7 x 365.

    988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline, also a free, confidential support available 24 x 7 x 365.


    How Do I Access Help After Hours, On Weekends or During the Summer?

    There are resources available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for youth experiencing depression, suicidal thoughts, or other behavioral crises. In an emergency, call 911 and ask for a Crisis Intervention team (CIT) deputy or officer. For non-emergencies, Loudoun County Mental Health, Substance Abuse, And Developmental Services can help at 703-777-0320 for youth experiencing an immediate and severe emotional crisis. The Crisis Intervention Team Assessment Center, located at 102 Heritage Way in Leesburg, VA is open from 7:00AM-11:00PM daily, and mental health professionals are available to anyone in crisis. Non-emergency appointments can be made at 703-771-5100. Additionally, all Loudoun County emergency rooms can assess for suicide risk and make recommendations for appropriate follow-up care:

    Stone Springs Pediatric ER

    2440 Stone Springs Blvd, Dulles, VA 20166

    571-349-4000

    INOVA Virts Miller Family Emergency and Trauma Center

    INOVA Loudoun Hospital

    44045 Riverside Parkway, Leesburg, VA 20176

    703-858-6040

    INOVA Children's Emergency Room at Loudoun Hospital

    44045 Riverside Parkway, Leesburg, VA 20176

    703-858-6048

    Wheeler Family Emergency Department

    224 Cornwall Street, Leesburg, VA 20176

    703-737-7520

    INOVA HealthPlex - Ashburn

    22505 Landmark Court, Ashburn, VA 20148

    571-612-6400

    Also, there are free, confidential 24/7 supports available:

    • PRS CrisisLInk: 703-527-4077 or text "CONNECT" to 855-11

    • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-TALK (8255)

    • SAMHSA National Helpline: 800-662-HELP (4357)

    • Children's Regional Crisis Response (CR2): 844-NCrisis (627-4747) in English and Spanish

    • Hopeline: Chat at http://www.hopeline.com or call 800-784-2433

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