We’re here 24/7. Call us.


1.800.273.TALK (8255)

If you use TTY, Please dial 7-1-1

We’re here 24/7. Text us.

PRS Crisis Text Connect

Text CONNECT to 85511


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How to tell if someone is suicidal:

You can also help by:

  • Volunteering: We’re looking for individuals to answer calls on our 24-hour Hotlines.
  • Donating: CrisisLink’s ability to answer calls 24/7 depends on the support of people like you.

More about CrisisLink Hotlines:

  • Free and confidential
  • Staffed by highly trained paraprofessional volunteers and crisis line workers
  • Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year
  • We have information about community services that can help you

Why Call Our CrisisLink Hotlines

  • Talk with someone who cares about you
  • Talk with an empathic person if you feel you might be in danger of hurting yourself
  • Find referrals to mental health and other community services
  • Get ideas and tips about how to help someone you’re concerned about

Although suicide prevention is our primary mission, people call for many reasons, including (but not limited to) the following:

Suicidal thoughts • Physical illness • Information about suicide
Relationship problems • To help another person • Family problems
Find help after a disaster • Help for veterans • Information on mental health/illness
Homelessness • Abuse/violence • Loneliness
Substance abuse • Family problems • Sexual orientation issues
Depression • Financial problems • Teen issues

Who Should Call

  • Anyone
  • Anyone who feels sad, hopeless, or suicidal
  • Anyone concerned about a loved one who may be experiencing these feelings
  • Anyone who needs emotional support
  • Anyone who needs information about other community services



  • Certified by the American Association of Suicidology
  • Certified at Level IV, the highest possible level
  • Cited as a nationwide model of excellence

Professional/Clinical Consultants:

Recognition and Awards:

  • Volunteer Arlington Distinguished County Service Award

In recognition of PRS CrisisLink volunteers’ outstanding service to the community.

  • Arlington County Community Hero Award

To honor volunteers who have made a difference.

  • James B. Hunter III Volunteer Excellence Award

In recognition of exceptional volunteer service.

  • American Association of Suicidology

Outstanding Service under Extraordinary Circumstances.

  • Arlington Chamber of Commerce ABBIE

To an organization that is well known and thought of by its clients for consistently delivering exceptional quality and service.