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Need Immediate Help In An Emergency?

If you or a loved one is in immediate danger calling 911 and talking to police may be necessary. It is important to notify the operator that it is a psychiatric emergency and ask for police officers trained in crisis intervention or trained to assist people experiencing a psychiatric emergency.
Call 911
Suicide & Crisis Hotline
Call 988 or Text 988
Línea de Prevención del Suicidio y Crisis
Lifeline options for Deaf + Hard of hearing 
For TTY Users
Use your preferred relay service or dial 711 then 988
Veterans Crisis Line
988 Press "1"
or Chat Online
Connect with the Veterans Crisis Line to reach caring, qualified responders with the Department of Veterans Affairs. Many of them are Veterans themselves.
National Domestic
Violence Hotline
Call 800-799-SAFE (7233)
Trained expert advocates are available 24/7 to provide confidential support to anyone experiencing domestic violence or seeking resources and information. Help is available in Spanish and other languages
National Sexual
Assault Hotline
Call 800-656-HOPE (4673)
Connect with a trained staff member from a sexual assault service provider in your area that offers access to a range of free services. Crisis chat support is available at Online Hotline.
Free help, 24/7.
For LGBTQ Youth
LGBT National Hotline
M - F, 4pm to 12am, ET

Sat, 12pm to 5pm, ET
Trans Lifeline
5pm ET / 2pm PT - 1pm ET / 10pm PT
days a week

NAMI Helpline Resources are not hotlines, crisis lines or suicide prevention lines. If you or someone you know is experiencing a crises, please see the resources above.

CALL NAMI Helpline

To talk with a NAMI Helpline specialist,

please call

1-800-950-NAMI (6264)

Monday -Friday, 10 a.m. - 10 p.m., ET

Text NAMI Helpline
Connect with a Helpline specialist when you need support, information and resources over text
Text "HELPLINE" to 62640

Monday -Friday, 10 a.m. - 10 p.m., ET

Chat with NAMI
Go to to chat
with a Helpline specialist
Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. - 10 p.m., ET

Crisis Intervention Services

(24 hours a day)

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: 757-442-8807

Military and Veterans: 1-800-273-8255

TAPS 24/7 Hotline: 1-800-959-TAPS(9277)

Psychiatric Hospitals

Kempsville Center for Behavioral Health 

(children/adolescent facility)


Maryview Medical Center: 757-395-2200

Crisis Intervention Counselor:  757-398-2400

Sentara Norfolk General: 757-388-3000

ER: 757-388-3551

Sentara Virginia Beach General: 757 395-8000

ER: 757- 395-8890


Virginia Beach Psychiatric Center:

(free confidential assessments  757-496-6000

Intake: 757-627-5433

NAMI Resources

NAMI Helpline: can be reached Monday through Friday 10 a.m. - 10 p.m. ET by calling 1-800-950-NAMI (6264),

Text "Helpline" to 62640 or email us at

NAMI Coastal Virginia Helpline:

757-499-2041, M-F 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. 

Virginia Department of Behavioral Health:


Veteran's Affairs

National Center for PTSD:

Hampton VA Medical Center:

(757) 722-9961


Call 911. Explain there is a mental health emergency, ask for CIT (Crisis Intervention Team) who are

trained to manage mental health crises.  

Sheriff's Office

Chesapeake: 757-382-6159

Norfolk: 757-664-4700

Portsmouth: 757-393-8210

Suffolk: 757-514-7840

Virginia Beach: 757-385-4555

Eastern Shore: 757-678-0458

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