Mental Health Resources

Crisis Hotlines (All Free and 24 hours a day)

  • Crisis Link Regional HotLine: 703-527-4077
  • National Hope Line: 1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433)
  • LGBTQ Lifeline: 1-866-488-7386
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255)
  • Text: CONNECT to 8551 to confidentially text for emotional support or in case of crisis

Cigna Help Line: APS is partnering with Cigna to make a free School Support line available for students, staff, and parents who need mental health, crisis support and referrals. The pilot program is available at: Washington-Liberty, Arlington Career Center, Arlington Community High School, H-B Woodlawn Secondary Program, Langston High School Continuation Program, New Directions, Wakefield and Yorktown.

The line is available 24/7. Staff can help in English and Spanish and can link callers to local resources. Other languages are available through the Language Line.For help, call 833-Me-Cigna (833-632-4462).Or See below for QR code to be connected to them. Anonymous; no legal status or documentation requested.

Arlington Emergency Mental Health:
Purpose: Emergency – student safety concern (harm to self or others)
Contact: 703-228-5160
Location: 2120 Washington Blvd., Arlington VA (in-person appointments)

CR2: Children’s Regional Crisis Response
Purpose: CR2 provides 24-hour rapid response to all youth (21 and younger) facing a mental health and/or substance use crisis.
Contact: 844-627-4747 or 571-364-7390

Purpose: Crisis support for individuals with developmental disabilities experiencing a crisis putting them at risk of harming themselves or others.
Contact: (855) 897-8278

Arlington County Children’s Behavioral Health Intake Link
Purpose: For families who are struggling with a child who has mental health, substance abuse, or behavioral issues in non-crisis/non-emergency situations
Contact: 703-228-1560

Essential Workers Hotline
Purpose: The George Mason University Center for Psychological Services is offering free help for essential workers dealing with anxiety, depression, and grief.
Contact: Call 703-215-1898, Monday-Friday 8:30am-8:30pm / Saturday 8:30am-4pm
**Closed on December 3-25 and December 31-January 2

Substance Abuse Resources: 

  1. Arlington County Children’s Behavioral Health (substance abuse treatment): 703-228-1560
  2. Substance Use Hotline: 1-800-662-HELP
  3. Arlington County Peer Run Warmline: 571-302-0327 (for ages 18+)

The following treatment facilities accept private insurance-we encourage parents to call and seek out more information before making a decision.

  1. Dominion Adolescent Outpatient – Substance Abuse -Dual Diagnosis Intersect Program 703-538-2872
  2. Embark at Cabin John -Co-Occurring both SA & MH outpatient, IOP -301-686-5972
  1. Sandstone Care – Substance Abuse Treatment outpatient & IOP – Reston – 703-260-9359 

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