Mental Health Resources for Washington, DC & Surrounding Counties

Anyone can struggle with mental health.  No one should do it alone. Find mental health resources near you in the National Capital Area, below.

National Mental Health Services

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

  • Website
  • Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
  • The Lifeline is a free, confidential crisis hotline that is available to everyone 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Crisis Text Line

  • Website
  • Text “HELLO” to 741741
  • The Crisis Text hotline is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week throughout the U.S. The Crisis Text Line serves anyone, in any type of crisis, connecting them with a crisis counselor who can provide support and information.

Veterans Text Line

  • Website
  • Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) and press 1 or text to 838255
  • The Veterans Crisis Line is a free, confidential resource that connects veterans 24 hours a day, seven days a week with a trained responder.

NIMH Help for Mental Illnesses

  • Website
  • The National Institute of Mental Health has provided links to further national mental health resources.

Alexandria Mental Health Services

Adult Mental Health Outpatient Services

  • Website
  • Call 703-746-3535 for information
  • Information about DCHS adult mental health outpatient services.

24-Hour Emergency Mental Health Services

  • Website
  • Call 703-746-3401 for emergency assistance
  • Emergency Services provides 24-hour intervention for persons experiencing a mental health or substance use disorder related crisis.

Arlington Mental Health Services

24-Hour Emergency Mental Health Services

  • Website
  • Call 703-228-5160 for emergency assistance or visit Emergency Services at 2120 Washington Blvd, Arlington, VA 22204
  • Emergency Services provides 24-hour for persons experiencing a mental health or substance use disorder related crisis.

Outpatient Mental Health Services

  • Website
  • Call 703-228-5150
  • Many types of assistance available for adults with mental health and/or substance abuse challenges.

Culpeper County Mental Health Services

Outpatient Mental Health Services

  • Website
  • Call 540-825-5656
  • Outpatient mental health services are available and provided to individuals experiencing mental health symptoms.

District of Columbia Mental Health Services

Department of Behavioral Health Adult Services

  • Website
  • Call 202-673-2200
  • Services include diagnostic/assessment services, counseling, medication, intensive day treatment and crisis/emergency services.

Emergency Psychiatric Services

  • Website
  • Call 202-673-9319
  • An operation available 24 hours a day, seven days a week that provides emergency psychiatric services for individuals 18 years of age and older.

Fairfax Mental Health Services

Community Services Board

  • Website
  • Call 703-383-8500
  • Counseling, medication, crisis response, and other services for people of all ages with mental health concerns.

Merrifield Center

  • Website
  • Call 703-573-5679
  • Emergency and Crisis Services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to people who have a mental illness, substance use disorder, and/or developmental disability, are in acute distress, and need immediate help.

Mobile Crisis Unit

  • Website
  • Call 703-573-5679
  • The mobile crisis unit is an emergency mental health program that provides on-scene evaluation, treatment and crisis intervention in the community. The MCU specializes in providing these services to individuals who are experiencing a mental health emergency and who need, but are unwilling or unable to seek, mental health treatment.

Falls Church Mental Health Services

Community Services Board

  • Website
  • Call 703-383-8500
  • Counseling, medication, crisis response, and other services for people of all ages with mental health concerns.

Merrifield Center

  • Website
  • Call 703-573-5679
  • Emergency and Crisis Services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to people who have a mental illness, substance use disorder, and/or developmental disability, are in acute distress, and need immediate help.

Mobile Crisis Unit

  • Website
  • Call 703-573-5679
  • The mobile crisis unit is an emergency mental health program that provides on-scene evaluation, treatment and crisis intervention in the community. The MCU specializes in providing these services to individuals who are experiencing a mental health emergency and who need, but are unwilling or unable to seek, mental health treatment.

Fauquier County Mental Health Services

Community Services Board

  • Website
  • Call 703-383-8500
  • Counseling, medication, crisis response, and other services for people of all ages with mental health concerns.

Loudoun County Mental Health Services

Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Assessment Center

  • Website
  • Call 703-777-0320
  • Provides mental health evaluation, crisis intervention and stabilization services, as well as links to various resources for anyone experiencing a mental health or substance use-related emergency.

Mental Health, Substance Abuse and Developmental Services

  • Website
  • Call 703-771-5155
  • Provides services to individuals in the Loudoun community with mental health, substance use or developmental/intellectual disabilities.

Montgomery County Mental Health Services

Outpatient Adult Mental Health Program

  • Website
  • Call 240-777-1770
  • An outpatient mental health program which provides services, including individuals and group psychotherapy, office based case management, and psychiatric medication monitoring to low-income residents of Montgomery County who are experiencing serious mental illness and who are unable to access the public mental health system due to lack of public benefits or their immigration status or income.

24 Hour Crisis Center

  • Website
  • Call 204-777-4000
  • Provides free crisis services 24 hours a day/365 days a year for individuals who are experiencing a mental health crisis.

Prince George’s County Mental Health Services

Behavioral Health Outpatient Services

  • Website
  • Call 301-583-5920
  • Offers substance abuse and mental health counseling and treatment services to Prince George’s County residents.

Prince William County Mental Health Services

Adult Mental Health Services

  • Website
  • Call 703-792-7800
  • Provides mental health, developmental disability, substance abuse, emergency services and early intervention programs for residents of Prince William County.

Emergency Services Division

  • Website
  • Call 703-792-4200
  • Offers crisis intervention, emergency evaluations to determine the need for inpatient psychiatric admission and short-term out-patient treatment.

Rappahannock County Mental Health Services

Outpatient Mental Health Services

  • Website
  • Call 540-373-3223
  • Offers comprehensive behavioral health services in outpatient clinics to help individuals experiencing depression and other behavioral health concerns.

Emergency Services

  • Website
  • Call 540-373-6876
  • Helps connect individuals with outpatient services and the crisis stabilization program.