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If you or a loved one is in immediate danger, Call 911 Notify the operator that it is a mental health emergency and to send a (CIT) officer trained in crisis intervention. 

If you you or a loved one is experiencing a crisis or escalating emotional/behavior or thoughts of suicide
Call or Text
988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline  

Various community programs and resources supporting people living with a mental health condition and their families, on any part of your journey to recovery and wellness! If you have any questions, resources to add, or would like more information, please call our helpline at

(757) 499-2041 Monday-Friday from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., or e-mail 

If you are in a crisis situation, please call 911 and ask for a CIT officer,  Call or Text 988  Suicide & Crisis Lifeline, or visit our Crisis Intervention page

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Click to download a community resources list that fits on one page for ease of reference, including extra space (and the whole back) for any notes or additions.

Suicide Prevention

Call or Text 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline (formerly known as the National Suicide Lifeline)  or Call 757-656-7755 The Region Call Center.  Provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention, and crisis resources for you or your loved ones. The Regional Call Center is where clinician will receive your information and they will initiate the appropriate crisis level response. Click here for more info.

The Sarah Michelle Peterson Foundation:

Crisis Textline

Text NAMI or HOME to 741-741

Safely and confidentially connect with a live,

trained crisis counselor for free 24/7 support.

Crisis Intervention

Emergency Mental Health Services/Intake (24/7)

If unsure where to call, begin here for referrals

Chesapeake: 757-548-7000

Norfolk: 757-664-7690

Portsmouth: 757-393-8990

Suffolk/Isle of Wight: 757-925-2484

Virginia Beach: 757-385-0888

Eastern Shore: 757-442-3636

Military and Veterans: 1-800-273-8255, press 1 or Text 838255

TAPS 24/7 National Military Hotline:

1-800-959-TAPS (9277)

Samaritan House:


Police - Emergency

 Call 911. Explain there is a mental health

emergency, ask for CIT (Crisis Intervention

Team) officers who are trained to manage

mental health crises.

Psychiatric Hospitals

Bon Secours Maryview Medical Center: 


Crisis Intervention Counselor -757-398-2400

Sentara Norfolk General: 757-388-3000

Sentara Virginia Beach General: 757-395-8000

Virginia Beach Psychiatric Center:

(free confidential assessments)

757-496-6000 / 757-627-5433 Intake

Children's Hospital the Kings Daughters (CHKD) -668-7000

Kempsville Center for Behavioral Health:

757-461-4565 (child/adolescent facility)

City Community Services Boards

(Mental Health)

Chesapeake Integrated Behavioral Health:


Norfolk Community Services Board:


Portsmouth Behavioral Healthcare Services:


Va. Beach Behavioral Health Services:

Adults: 757-385-0511 Youth: 757-385-0850

Eastern Shore Community Services Board:


Sheriff's Offices

Chesapeake: 757-382-6159

Norfolk: 757-664-4700

Portsmouth Police: 757-393-5300

Suffolk: 757-514-7840

Virginia Beach: 757-385-4555

Eastern Shore: 757-678-0458

Military/Veteran Resources

Hampton VA Medical Center: 757-722-9961 ext. 3584

Stephen A. Cohen Military Family Clinic, VA

Beach: 757-965-8686

Military One Source: 800-342-9647

Youth Services

Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters

(CHKD): 757-668-7000

Kempsville Center for Behavioral Health: 


The Barry Robinson Center: 757-455-6100

The Chas Foundation: 757-489 2427

Sara Michelle Peterson Foundation:

Stand up for Kids: 757-818-4901

United Methodist Family Services (UMFS):


The Up Center: 757-965-8683


LGBTQ+ Resources

The Trevor Project: Call 1-866-488-7386 or

text START to 678-678 Trained counselors

supporting youth in crisis and/or in need of a

safe and judgment-free place to talk 24/7

Hampton Roads Pride: 833-833-4700

LGBT Life Center: 757-640-0929

"You" LGBTQ+ Youth Night: 757-818-4901



Reduced Cost Mental Health Services

EVMS Hope Free Clinic: 757-446-0366

Staffed by volunteer EVMS student clinicians, residents and physicians, who work together to provide patient-centered care.


Catholic Charities: 757-533-5217

ask for Mental Health Therapy Center 

Open at this point 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

Child & Adult therapy

To see an intern  $25.00 per hour

To see a resident:  $35.00 per hour

They do not take insurance


Jewish Family Services: 757-321-2222

Child & Adult therapy, Sliding scale rates & take insurance


Tidewater Pastoral Counseling: 757-623-2700

TPCS  is a not-for-proft extension of the Judeo-Christian faith community  dedicated to providing quality pastoral counseling and education to  anyone regardless of age, race, faith perspective or socio-economic  background.

Free/Reduced Cost Health Clinics

Chesapeake Care Clinic: 757-545-5700

Hampton Roads Community Health Center:


Norfolk Hopes Free Clinic: 757-446-0366

Virginia Beach Health Clinic: 757-428-5601

Hampton Roads Community Health Center:


Bon Secours Care-A-Van: 757-889-5121

Virginia Beach Mercy Dental: (757) 490-1110

ODU Dental Hygiene Care Facility: 757.683.4308.

Eastern Shore:

Bayview Community Health

Center, Cheriton: 757-331-1086

Onley Community Health Center: 757-787-7374


Homeless Resources

Regional Housing Crisis Hotline: 757-5874202

Chesapeake Homeless Resource Center: 


Virginia Supportive Housing:

Hampton Roads Housing Consortium: 


BEACH Community Partnership:

PiN Ministry: 757-962-3567

Seton Youth Shelter: 757-498-4357

Vetshouse for Veterans: 757-724-8614

Norfolk Housing & Redevelopment Authority:


VA Beach Community Development

Corporation: 757-463-9516

Union Mission: 757-627-8686 ,ext.200 (men), ext.354 (women), ext.335(women with children)

Other Resources

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


SAMSHA (Substance Abuse & Mental Health

Services Administration):


Emotions Anonymous:

Virginia Family Network

An agreement between DBHDS and NAMI Virginia to create a statewide network of families who support, educate, and empower other families with children and youth with mental health needs while also promoting family-driven and youth-guided policy throughout the child-serving systems.

Youth MOVE Virginia

Our mission is to support a grassroots peer network for youth and young adults to be empowered, active guides in their own care, while advocating for mental health policy and programs that are specific to their unique needs and experiences. Partnership between DBHDS and NAMI Virginia

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

MHAV Peer-Run Warm Line

Trained peer recovery specialists ready to listen and support VA residents during difficult times, or if you need help finding information and resources to help you on your journey.

Text/Chat Support: 866-400-6428, available

5pm-9pm Weds, Fri & Sat

Talk/Phone Support: 866-400-6428, available

9am-9pm Mon-Fri, 5pm-9pm Sat & Sun

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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A global nonprofit organization focused on improving the understanding, prevention and treatment of psychiatric and mental illnesses. BBRF's FREE Magazine provides the most up to date information on cutting-edge neuroscientific research on mental illness. The magazine offers practical advice and stories to educate, inspire, and deliver hope to families coping with the diagnosis of mental illness in a loved one.

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