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Resources on health, mental health, drugs and health care providers and services.

Mental Health Awareness

Mental Health Awareness

Inspired by Mental Health Awareness Month, which is observed annually in May, we have designed this LibGuide featuring national and local mental health resources. Mental Health Awareness is a national movement to raise awareness, reduce stigmas & educate the public about mental health. This guide features resources for support & information to learn more about mental health.

Mental Health Emergency Resources

If you or someone you care about is in crisis, take action with one of the following resources:

  • Call a local emergency mental health center at 703-573-5679 (Merrifield Center), 703-536-2000 (Dominion Hospital), or 703-289-7560 (INOVA emergency services).
  • Go to the nearest emergency room at your local hospital.
  • Call 911.
  • Call the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline - confidential support 24/7 by dialing the number 988.
  • Chat online or text the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline here
  • Text CONNECT to 85511 for the Crisis Link Hotline or call them 24/7 at 703-527-4077.
  • Call the Veterans Crisis Line – confidential support 24/7, dial 988 then press 1, text 838-255, or chat online.
  • For LGBTQIA+ Youth, The Trevor Project offers 24/7 access to to a trained counselor.
  • The Trans Lifeline provides trans peer support in both crisis and non-emergency situations. The Trans Lifeline does not engage in non-consensual active rescue. Call their hotline at 877-565-8860

Mental Health Wellness

Fairfax County & Local Resources

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