Greater Washington D.C. Resources
Online Mental Health and COVID-19 Resources
Mental Health Hotlines:
National Suicide Prevention Hotline
Crisis workers are available to talk 24/7. A confidential and toll-free call goes to the nearest crisis center in the Lifeline national network that provides crisis counseling and mental health referrals.
Call: 1-800-273-8255 or website: https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/ (website has a Chat option)
Crisis Text Line
Crisis Text Line is a not-for-profit organization providing free confidential crisis intervention via SMS message. Services are available 24 hours a day, every day, throughout the US, UK and Canada. Text MHA to 741741 to be connected to a trained counselor.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Disaster Distress Helpline
Provides crisis counseling and support for anyone in the U.S. experiencing distress or other behavioral health concerns related to any natural or human-caused disaster, including public health emergencies.
Call 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746.
Get general information on mental health and locate treatment services in your area. Speak to a live person, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. EST. Call: 1‑877‑726‑4727
National Alliance on Mental Illness helpline:
Staff answer questions about mental health issues including symptoms of mental health conditions; treatment options; local support groups and services; education programs; and legal issues. Monday through Friday, 10 am–6 pm, ET. Call: 800-950-6264 – Monday-Friday 10 am-6 pm EST
National Domestic Violence Hotline
The National Domestic Violence Hotline is a 24-hour confidential service for survivors, victims and those affected by domestic violence, intimate partner violence and relationship abuse.
Connects Veterans in crisis and their families and friends with Department of Veterans Affairs responders through a confidential toll-free hotline, online chat, or text. Call: 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1, chat online, or send a text message to 838255 – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Support for deaf and hard of hearing individuals available.
Dedicated to the prevention of child abuse, serving the U.S. and Canada, the hotline is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with professional crisis counselors who—through interpreters—provide confidential assistance in over 170 languages. The hotline offers crisis intervention, information, and referrals to emergency, social service, and support resources. Call: 1-800-422-4453
Mental Health of Children:
- American Academy of Pediatrics: https://services.aap.org/en/pages/2019-novel-coronavirus-covid-19-infections/#Information
- American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry: https://www.aacap.org/AACAP/Families_and_Youth/Resource_Libraries/Coronavirus.aspx
- National Child Traumatic Stress Network: https://www.nctsn.org/resources/parent-caregiver-guide-to-helping-families-cope-with-the-coronavirus-disease-2019
Mental Health of Healthcare Workers:
- Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress, Uniformed Services University: https://www.cstsonline.org/resources/resource-master-list/coronavirus-and-emerging-infectious-disease-outbreaks-response
- American Medical Association: https://www.ama-assn.org/delivering-care/public-health/managing-mental-health-during-covid-19