You are struggling with a mental illness or suicidal thoughts. You’ve made the incredibly brave decision to seek help and try to fix the problem. The good news is that there are answers, resources and information that will help you overcome this moment and move towards hope. We commend you and offer these resources that we have found to be extremely helpful with others going through similar issues.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a 24-hour, toll-free, confidential suicide prevention hotline available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. By dialing 1-800-273-8255 (TALK), the call is routed to the nearest crisis center in our national network of more than 150 crisis centers. The Lifeline’s national network of local crisis centers provide crisis counseling and mental health referrals day and night.
Bring Change 2 Mind Bring Change 2 Mind is a national anti-stigma campaign aimed at removing misconceptions about mental illness. The idea was born out of a partnership between Glenn Close and Fountain House, where Glenn volunteered in order to learn more about mental illness, which both her sister, Jessie Close, and nephew, Calen Pick, live with.
National Suicide Prevention Hotline The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a 24-hour, toll-free, confidential suicide prevention hotline available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. By dialing 1-800-273-8255 (TALK), the call is routed to the nearest crisis center in our national network of more than 150 crisis centers. The Lifeline’s national network of local crisis centers provide crisis counseling and mental health referrals day and night.
Are you Depressed? Suicide Awareness Voices of Education (SAVE) has resources and ways to help you cope with depression and prevent suicide. Their checklist will help you determine if what you’re dealing with is depression. If so, please contact a medical professional immediately to get the help you need.
The Trevor Project Founded in 1998 by the creators of the Academy Award®-winning short film TREVOR, The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13-24.
Beacon Tree Beacon Tree is an organization started in 2008 by Tom and Diana Leahy, who were motivated by their own struggles to help their three daughters, each diagnosed with clinical depression. Today, the foundation is an advocate for families with youth struggling with mental health issues including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorders, drug and alcohol addiction, OCD and more.
The Virginia Treatment Center for Children Established in 1962, the Virginia Treatment Center for Children (VTCC) is the Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Program of the Department of Psychiatry at VCU Medical Center. VTCC provides inpatient acute care crisis stabilization and a full spectrum of outpatient mental health services for children and adolescents ages 3 through 17.
CKG Foundation The CKG Memorial Foundation recognizes that there are resources and programs that are currently working to support this area in various broad capacities. While the foundation is in its infancy it has already committed to giving financial support to the Children’s Mental Health Resource Center here in Richmond. The center serves as a “GPS system” with regards to children’s mental health. Find out more here: mentalhealth4kids.org Long term, the foundation is actively collaborating with professionals and key school staff to design a model for programs within the schools to facilitate group and individual dialogue concerning teenage depression and anxiety. Building a strong sustainable organization is a priority, as is leveraging its resources to support those who are already doing critical work in the area that Cameron was most passionate about: increasing awareness and support for teens dealing with anxiety and depression.
St. Joseph’s Villa St. Joseph’s Villa provides children with special needs and their families the opportunity to succeed through innovative and effective programs.St. Joseph’s Villa has grown and evolved to meet the prevailing needs of the community, and today is a non-sectarian organization serving children and families facing mental illness, homelessness, autism and other challenges. We currently offer eighteen programs that serve 2,800 children and families each year, helping them reach their potential and live more full and independent lives.
Children’s Hospital of Richmond Behavioral Health Parents of children with mental and behavioral health problems look for help from the professional expertise offered by Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU. Services are provided through two separate and distinct programs, each with its own special areas of focus in caring for troubled children and their families. The Virginia Treatment Center for Children (VTCC) offers both inpatient programs – including acute care crisis stabilization and evaluations – and outpatient programs – including evaluations, family and individual therapy and specialty clinics. Its programs are designed for children of school age through 17 years.
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