There has been a lot of difficult national news this week about suicide and struggles with mental health. If you or someone you know is struggling, know that help is available.
If you are in mental health crisis:
- Twenty-four hours a day you can call Region Ten Emergency Services at (434) 972-1800, or dial 911.
- Twenty-four hours a day you can call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255
Otherwise, for access to individual and group counseling:
- For connection to local affordable mental health services through the Community Mental Health and Wellness Coalition, call (434) 227-0641 or visit www.helphappenshere.org.
- The Women's Initiative has free walk-in clinics for women three days a week and throughout the week we have free support groups as well.
On Our Own, a peer support recovery center for people dealing with mental health challenges, offers support groups throughout the week. 123 4th St. NW, Charlottesville. (434) 979-2440 or visit www.onourowncville.org