ConnectMe is your link to primary mental and behavioral health resources in the Fairfax, VA area. Scroll down for crisis resources and warning signs, or use the tabs across the top to explore other services and topics. 


Help is available 24/7  

911 – in any life-threatening situation

CrisisLink Regional Hotline: 703-527-4077
Hotline for individuals in crisis or family/friends seeking guidance for how to help a loved one

National Crisis Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK – for any age

CrisisText: Text NEEDHELP to 85511

Fairfax - Falls Church Community Services Board (CSB) 24-Hour Emergency Services: 703-573-5679, TTY 711 (psychiatric crisis) 

Fairfax Detoxification Center: 703-502-7000 (substance use disorder/dependence)
Staff provide guidance and referral 24/7

Children's Regional Crisis Response: 844-N-Crisis (844-627-4747)
CR2 Provides 24-hour rapid response to all youth (17 & younger) facing a mental health and/or substance use crisis

Alternative House Teen Crisis Hotline: 1-800-say-teen  

Fairfax 24-hour Domestic & Sexual Violence Hotline/Helpline: 703-360-7273


The early signs of an emotional crisis, abuse, neglect, or substance abuse can be subtle, and often increase as the abuse or crisis grows more significant and serious. Below are some signs that somebody you know may be in danger, or are a danger to themselves or others. Warning signs that are new and different for the individual are of particular concern. The earlier the person can get help, the better. Visit or call 1-800-273-TALK for more information on how to help a friend or loved one in need of help. 

Behavioral Warning Signs:
•Sudden personality changes that include changes in work or school attendance,
quality of work, grades
•Unusual flare-ups or outbreaks of temper
•Loss of interest in what were once favorite hobbies and pursuits
•Changes in friends and reluctance to have friends visit or talk to them
•Difficulty in concentration, paying attention
•Sudden jitteriness, nervousness, or aggression
•Deterioration of physical appearance, hygiene and grooming
•Wearing sunglasses at inappropriate times
•Wearing clothes inappropriate for weather (long sleeves and layers when it’s hot,
or lack of warm clothes when it’s cold)
•Association with known substance abusers
•Unusual borrowing of money from friends, co-workers or parents
•Stealing small items from employer, home or school
•Secretive behavior regarding actions and possessions; poorly concealed attempts
to avoid attention and suspicion such as frequent trips to storage rooms, restroom,
basement, etc.
•Possession of weapons
•Reckless, destructive and threatening behavior
•Violent, self-harming or suicidal statements or behavior

Physical Warning Signs:
•Sudden weight changes (loss or gain)
•Frequent headaches
•Frequent runny noses, sniffing
•Frequent nosebleeds
•Nausea and frequent illnesses
•Increased tiredness, falling asleep in class
•Sores, changes in skin color (looking pale, gray or orange/jaundiced)