Hotlines to call if you or a friend is feeling overwhelmed by stress, sadness or something else. In an emergency, always call 911
Crisis Link anytime - 703-527-4077 or 1-800-273-TALK
Guarantees a listening ear, 24-hours a day, to teens who need someone to talk to who will listen without judgment. Calls are free.
Arlington Mental Health Emergency Services (24-Hour Emergency Line: 703-228-4256)
Arlington Public School Psychological Services
Who to contact at each school for help (from APS)
H-B Woodlawn - Greta Brendley
Gunston - Grace Santarelli
Jefferson - Lori Ockerman
Kenmore - Solange Caovan
Swanson - Melissa Deichmann
Williamsburg - Marjory Franklin
Wakefield - Dr. Barbara Holtz
Washington-Lee - Ricia Weiner
Yorktown - Greta Brendley
Arlington Mill - Lisa Styles-Rolle
Langston - Melissa Deichman
More: www.onlinecolleges.net/for-students/mental-health-resources/ with links to state information
National Safe Place's Txt 4 Help: When youth text the word SAFE and their current location (street address, city and state) to the number 69866, they'll receive the address of the nearest Safe Place site and a phone number for the local youth shelter.
The National Runaway Safeline: Youth can call 1-800-RUNAWAY or chat live on the NRS website for confidential support and referrals to service providers. They may also qualify for a free bus ticket home.
"CREATING A WELCOMING CAMPUS AND COMMUNITY" a guidebook to show LGBTQ students the various on-campus and online resources they can use to make their college experience more welcoming and supportive. Also features interviews with Larry Lariosa, the Director of the LGBT Resource Center at UC San Francisco, and Craig Leets, Jr., the Coordinator of Portland State University's Queer Resource Center.
The Trevor Project, Lifeline and TrevorChat: Youth who are feeling alone, confused or in crisis can call 1-866-488-7386 or chat online with a trained advocate. The Trevor Project provides crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth.