Now more than ever we realize that no one is immune from suicide, and that every day matters. The APCYF has identified Mental Health as a priority, and we are working with community members on strategies to address our needs.
One strategy is to ensure you have resource information available to you. Here are some sites that can help. If we are missing some resources, please contact us.
DHS Behavioral Healthcare Services for Teens
For services or information call:703-228-1560
Text “need help” to CrisisLink at 703-940-0888 or Text CONNECT to 85511
Children’s Regional Crisis Response:
How to Talk to Kids about Suicide – Targets school staff, but applicable to parents
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI):
http://www.nami.org/Find-Support/Air-App for Android or iPhone
Educational Programs: https://www.nami.org/Learn-More
SAMHSA Suicide Prevention Lifeline:
The Trevor Project (National LGBTQ Youth Suicide Prevention and Support):
The Trevor Helpline is a free and confidential service that offers hope and someone to talk to, 24/7. The Trevor Helpline’s trained counselors will listen and understand without judgment.
Mental Health Parent Support Group– Arlington SEPTA