SafetyGet emergency help immediately if you:

  • have an urge to harm yourself or someone else
  • believe your partner or another person may be at risk for self-harm
  • feel unsafe because of someone’s violent or threatening behavior

Don’t hesitate to get help, even if you are unsure it is a crisis. These hotlines offer 24-hour services where compassionate people will talk with you and help you take appropriate steps:

  • National Suicide Hotline: 1-800-784-2433.
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
  • Maryland Crisis Hotline: 1-800-422-0009
  • Fairfax County, VA Emergency Services: 703-573-5679 (open to all regardless of residence)
  • Washington, DC Crisis Helpline: 1-888-7-WE-HELP (1-888-793-4357)
  • If in doubt where to call, call 911

If there is immediate threat of harm:

  • Call 911
  • Go to your nearest emergency medical facility

The bad feelings are temporary, but actions you take because of pain may be permanent. Take action now to save a life.