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Call Crisis Link: 703-527-4077
Or text “CONNECT” to 85511
Arlington County Emergency Services:703-228-5160
NEED INFORMATION OR SERVICES?
To find information and services for youth ages 18 & Under:
To find information and services for adults:
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September is Suicide Prevention Month – See Suicide Prevention Events 2018 in Arlington.
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.
Are your curious about your own mental health? Take this On-Line Quiz.
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
- Crisis Link | Crisis Link Text
- Zero Suicide Initiative in Arlington
- Suicide Prevention Alliance of Northern Virginia (SPAN)
- Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide
- Additional Links
Mental Health and Wellness
- APS Mental Health Services
- Arlington County Youth Behavioral Health Services
- Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
- Parent Tips from the Arlington Partnership for Children, Youth & Families
- National Alliance on Mental Illness NAMI Northern VA
Alcohol & Substance Use Prevention
- APS Pages – Substance Use Counselors, Psychological Services, Bullying Prevention
- Opioid Page
- Second Chance
- READY Coalition
- Children’s Behavioral Healthcare
Events & Trainings – On-line & In-Person
- Mental Health First Aid Training
- Parent Trainings
- Community Conversations
Contact Names & Numbers
- We really want to try to include at least some useful names and contacts for warm handoffs
Data and Publications
- Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) TED Talk with Nadine Burke Harris
- Youth Risk Behavior Survey Results
- Your Voice Matters Results (will be posted in October)
- The World According to Our Kids Report
Articles of Interest
Know Your Rights, What to do if you have a complaint/suggestion email@example.com
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
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
A parents’ guide to suicide prevention: https://www.accreditedschoolsonline.org/resources/suicide-prevention/