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If In Crisis

NAMI Virginia does NOT provide crisis services or direct services, so if you or a loved one is experiencing a psychiatric crisis, please refer to these numbers:​​​

  • If you or someone you know is a danger to themselves or others, please call 911.

  • Contact the emergency services number for your local community services board.  At that page, you can search by city, county or zip code to find the community services board in your area.

  • Suicide Prevention Lifeline (800) 273-TALK or (800) SUICIDE

Helpful Documents in an Emergency

Additional Resources

  • For further crisis assistance, there are crisis stabilization units available throughout Virginia that may be able to offer further aid and support.

NAMI Virginia HelpLine

NAMI Virginia operates a toll-free HelpLine to provide information and resources to callers who are seeking information about mental illness topics. We are not a crisis hotline nor do we offer direct services. We can assist with locating support groups and educational programs, provide information on how to access the mental health system, and provide general information about mental illness, education, support, and recovery. We are unable to furnish referrals/names to specific therapists, counselors, doctors, treatment centers, lawyers. etc.

To reach our HelpLine for information and resources:
Call 1-888-486-8264 or email

Find a NAMI Virginia program.


Additional Resources

NAMI (national) Information Line
(800) 950-NAMI (6264)

Girls & Boys Town National Hotline
(800) 448-3000

National Hopeline Network

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

National Youth Crisis Hotline
(800) 442-HOPE (4673)


Alcohol Hotline
(800) 331-2900

Al-Anon for Families of Alcoholics
(800) 344-2666

Alcohol and Drug Helpline
(800) 821-4357

Alcohol Treatment Referral Hotline
(800) 252-6465

Alcohol & Drug Abuse Hotline
(800) 729-6686

Families Anonymous
(800) 736-9805

National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence Hopeline
(800) 622-2255


Poison Control
(800) 222-1222

National Institute on Drug Abuse Hotline
(800) 662-4357

Cocaine Anonymous
(800) 347-8998

National Help Line for Substance Abuse
(800) 262-2463


National Domestic Violence Hotline
(800) 799-7233

National US Child Abuse Hotline
(800) 422-4453

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