Mental health support

Pride Liberation Project

Mental Health Support

Please note that nothing on this page constitutes legal advice or medical care. If you are in crisis, help is available. In a life-threatening emergency, please call 911.

The Trevor Project is available 24/7 and an affirming resource for LGBTQIA+ students. You can call 1-866-488-7386 or text “START” to 678-678. You can also chat on their website here:

The Trans Lifeline is available 24/7 by calling (877) 565-8860. You’ll speak with a transgender or gender expansive counselor who can support you and even help connect you with financial resources in some cases.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is available 24/7 by calling 1-800-273-TALK or 1-800-SUICIDE. The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals in the United States.

Merrifield Crisis Response Center is available at 703-573-5679. Per FCPS, The Merrifield Center, of the Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board, offers a range of clinical programming. Emergency Services, staffed 24 hours per day, seven days per week, works with people in psychiatric crisis who need immediate attention.

The National Runaway Safeline is available 24/7 by calling 1-800-RUNAWAY (1-800-786-2929) or visiting their website at They can assist youth who are experiencing homelessness or running away from abusive situations.

The National Domestic Violence Hotline is available 24/7 by calling 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) or visiting their website Per it’s website, the hotline provides “essential tools and support to help survivors of domestic violence so they can live their lives free of abuse.”

The National Sexual Assault Hotline from RAINN Is available 24/7 by calling 800-656-HOPE (4673) or visiting their website RAINN is the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization.

Speak to a counselor about STDs, HIV/AIDs, and Viral Hepatitis by calling (800) 533-4148 between 8 AM – 5 PM EST Monday – Friday. This hotline is run by the Virginia Department of Health.

SAMHSA’s National Helpline is available 24/7 by calling 1-800-662-HELP (4357). The hotline assists individuals and family members facing mental and/or substance use disorders. The hotline is confidential.

The Pride Liberation Project hosts bi-weekly support groups as well as sessions to ask a therapist questions virtually. To learn more, please see this link: These groups are confidential and do not require any parental consent to participate. 

  1. Additional mental health resources may be available on FCPS students should also know that they have access to school psychologists, as well as counselors.