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University Counseling Services

Division of Student Affairs

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Crisis Support

Students no longer need to call VCU police for mental health emergencies. If you are experiencing a mental health emergency and want to speak with a crisis clinician, please call (804) 828-6200 day or night—select option 2 when calling after hours.

Crisis appointments are not a regular therapy session and are intended to be brief (most sessions last 15-20 minutes) and solution-focused interventions addressing the crisis at hand.

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Other Crisis Resources

In Virginia

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline - 1-800-273-8255

Crisis Text Line - 741741

Disaster Distress Helpline - 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746

Contact your local Community Services Board for crisis services, as well as additional support in accessing mental health services in your area.

Outside of Virginia

DC Department of Behavioral Health 24/7 Access HelpLine: 888-793-4357

Maryland Behavioral Health Administration; Crisis Connect call 211, select 1

Free and confidential 24/7 Resources for Survivors

Richmond Regional Hotline: 804-612-6126

National Domestic Violence: Hotline 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) and National Domestic Violence Online Chat

National Sexual Assault: Hotline 800-656-HOPE (4673) and National Sexual Assault Online Chat

LGBTQ+ Free and Confidential Resources

Virginia 24/7
Hotline 866-356-6998
Text support 804-793-9999
Virginia Online Chat

The Trevor Project 

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