Mental Health Resources

Suicide Prevention

  • Crisis Text Line: Text “HOME” to 741741
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 988 (for Deaf/Hard of Hearing dial 711) or chat 24/7 through Lifeline Chat
  • National (Veterans) Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255, press 1 or text 838255 or confidentially chat 24/7 through Crisis Chat
  • PRS Crisis Link: Text “CONNECT” to 85511 or call 703-527-4077. For TTY, dial 711
  • Red Nacional del Suicidio: 888-628-9454
  • Suicide Prevention Lifeline: “provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, across the United States.” Their webpage also provides tips and resources on Emotional WellBeing During the COVID-19 Outbreak.
  • The Trevor Project: LGBT Youth: 866-488-7386 or text “START” to 678-678 or chat online 24/7 through Trevor Chat.

Mental Health Services – DC

  • DC’s Free Mental Health Hotline: 888-793-4357
  • DC’s Dept. of Behavior Health Emergency Psychiatric Services: 202-673-9319
  • Information, Referral and Screen Branch: 202-442-4202
  • Medical Clinic: 202-442-4202
  • DeafCounseling Center 240-380-2577

Mental Health Services – Maryland

  • Access to Behavioral Health Services: 240-777-4710
  • Charles County Department of Mental Health: 301-609-6700
  • Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services: 240-777-1450
  • Crisis Center – 24 Hour Phone & Walk In: 240-777-4000

Mental Health Services – Virginia

  • Alexandria Community Mental Health Ctr.: 703-746-3400
  • Arlington- Mental Health Services: 703-228-4864

Other Resources

  • Betterhelp: “offers access to licensed, trained, experienced, and accredited psychologists (PhD / PsyD), marriage and family therapists (LMFT), clinical social workers (LCSW / LMSW), and board licensed professional counselors (LPC).”
  • Capital Center for Psychotherapy and Wellness: “named Washington Blade’s 2016 Best LGBT Owned Business, The Capital Center for Psychotherapy and Wellness takes a holistic approach to health and wellness. We focus on using multiple modalities to treat all aspects of a person’s health, working as a team we strive to improve quality of life for our clients.”
  • “a caregivers guide to coping with stress and burnout. A senior care resource for family caregivers seeking information and support as they care for aging parents, spouses, and other loved ones.”
  • DC Counseling Psychotherapy Center: “we suggest resources so that the therapy is happening not just in our office, but outside of the office, in your lives. To this end, we suggest books, films, web sites and articles that are tailored to the needs and interests of each client. Many clients identify with characters in books and films, and describe how their awareness of these resources helps them realize that they are not alone and their problems are solvable.”
  • DC Talk Therapy: “due to COVID-19, all of the therapists at DC Talk Therapy are providing teletherapy (phone and video counseling) for new and current clients. The technology we use is secure, confidential and easy to use.”
  • Deaf-REACH: “the agency welcomes all Deaf and Hard of Hearing people, our programs focus on the specific needs of those who are experiencing behavioral health concerns, are developmentally disabled or socially and economically disadvantaged.”
  • DetoxLocal: “was created as a go-to resource for those struggling with addiction and substance abuse related disorders.  Our goal is to offer our users the ability to find a detox center to them, without having to sift through sponsored listings.”
  • E-Counseling: “is widely considered the ‘go-to’ resource for information on mental health, wellness and therapy. (There) team consists of writers that pride themselves on staying on top of the latest news and trends in wellness, psychology and mental health. They include psychologists, social workers, life coaches and other professional writers with a passion for mental health.”
  • Georgetown Psychology: “our team of licensed therapists provide teletherapy via live videoconferencing using a HIPAA-secure platform to ensure confidentiality.”
  • Good Therapy: “unites therapists and the general public through our leading therapy directory and by disseminating mental health news and information, challenging mental health stigma, and promoting ethical therapy.”
  • Headspace: “has one mission: to improve the health and happiness of the world. And with millions of users in more than 190 countries, we’re well on our way.”
  • Live Another Day: “was created in early 2021 as a response to the unprecedented increase in substance abuse, mental illness, and deaths resulting from the pandemic.” Has resources for the BIPOC community.
  • Medstar Georgetown Psychiatry: “the mission of our department is to provide high quality mental health care and service to the community in an academic model that integrates teaching and research activities in everything we do.”
  • Mental Health and Mesothelioma: “the Mesothelioma Center at is the nation’s most trusted mesothelioma resource. Our core purpose is advocacy, awareness and connecting people to the best mesothelioma resources.”
  • New Hope Health Services: “focuses on mental health for individuals above 18 years of age. We aim to promote optimal mental health through education, support, and advocacy.”
  • Psychiatric Institute of Washington: “a 130-bed facility with inpatient, outpatient and partial hospitalization programs.Excellence in behavioral health programs for children, adolescents and adults has been the mission of The Psychiatric Institute of Washington since it opened nearly 50 years ago. As the first and only free standing psychiatric care facilities in Washington, DC, our team has a reputation for providing innovative treatment and care. We strive for excellence, never losing sight of providing patients with hope – hope that although their stay is relatively brief, they may find their way to a brighter future.”
  • Psychotherapy Networker: “is a nonprofit educational organization dedicated to offering practical guidance, creative inspiration, and community support to therapists around the world.”
  • Psychology Today-Find a Therapist: has gathered “a group of renowned psychologists, academics, psychiatrists and writers to contribute their thoughts and ideas. (They are) a live stream of what’s happening in ‘psychology today’.”
  • RehabSpot: has “served as a critical source of information on addiction and recovery for those who are struggling with substance abuse disorders and co-morbid mental health conditions.”
  • Sibley Group DC: “we have a long history of providing family counseling for adults, children, adolescents and their families in our NW Washington DC office, which is home to 12 experienced psychotherapists.”
  • Talkspace : “is an online therapy platform that provides users the confidential support of a licensed therapist through an easy-to-use and HIPAA-compliant app.”
  • Therapy Group of DC: has an “intelligent personalized access system, (that) will help guide you to expert, warm specialists therapists in (their) practice.”
  • The Washington Psychiatric Society: “the Washington Psychiatric Society (WPS), a 501(c)(6) non-profit association is a professional, non-profit medical specialty organization with 900 psychiatrists. WPS advocates on behalf of members and their patients, provides quality continuing medical education programs, and educates the public on mental health issues.”
  • Zocdoc Therapists/Counselors: “need to make a therapist / counselor appointment this week? Use Zocdoc to find therapists/counselors in Washington who take your insurance. It’s simple, secure and free.