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
Mental-health-resources links to state info
Student-mental-health-resources - articles and links on stress and other issues.
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.
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth can experience depression at higher rates.
"CREATING A WELCOMING CAMPUS AND COMMUNITY" shows LGBTQ students on-campus and online resources they can use to make their college experience more welcoming and supportive. Features interviews with the Director of the LGBT Resource Center at UC-San Francisco, and 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 LGBTQ young people.