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Worried about Self-Harm or Suicide?

If you are concerned about yourself or any Virginia Tech student being (or becoming) suicidal, please call the Cook Counseling Center at 540-231-6557 or one of the other resources listed below. The Cook Counseling Center number can be used during regular office hours or after-hours to speak with a counselor.

Local Crisis & Support Resources:

ACCESS – NRVCS (New River Valley Community Services) Emergency Services provides emergency evaluation and crisis intervention to the New River Valley 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. A friend or family member can call for you if you feel that you are unable to do so yourself. Call 540-961-8400.

RAFT - The Raft Crisis Hotline is a program of NRVCS that offers free paraprofessional phone counseling services to the community.Volunteers provide suicide and crisis intervention, empathy and support, mental health and substance abuse information and referrals to the local communities including Virginia Tech and Radford University. Raft operates 4 p.m. – 8 a.m. Monday through Friday and 24 hours on the weekends. NRVCS Case Managers answer the phones during business hours and New Horizons, a residential crisis stabilization program, provides callers with services when volunteers are unavailable. Call 540-961-8400

CONNECT – A 24-hour referral and emergency evaluation service of Carillion Health Care. Call 1-800-284-8898 or 540-981-8181.

ARC – A mental health admittance and referral service of Montgomery Regional Hospital and Lewis Gale Hospital. Call 804-327-5191 or 877-886-7026.

Police – 911

State / National Crisis & Support Resources:

Mental Health America of Virginia Warm Line

Warm Line is a peer-run service for residents of Virginia.The peers at MHAV are not licensed professionals, medical providers, or legal advisers. MHAV’s Warm Line can provide support for those who need someone to talk to, however crisis situations should be directed to another of the listed resources.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
1-800-273-8255 (1-800-TALK)
Available 24 hours a day

ULifeline -Text "START" to 741-741 or call 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

The Trevor Lifeline (Suicide Prevention for LGBTQ Youth) 866-4-U-TREVOR (1-866-488-7386)

National Sexual Assault Hotline
24-hour online hotline
1-800-656-HOPE (1-800-656-4673)

International Crisis & Support Resources:

International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) - Browse to find Crisis Centres throughout the world.