Crisis Hotlines


CrisisLink brings immediate help, hope, and healing to empower individuals facing serious life challenges, suicidal thoughts, emotional or situational problems.

Saving Lives and Preventing Tragedies Since 1969

Founded by volunteers in 1969 as the Northern Virginia Hotline, CrisisLink began as an evening hotline for Arlington teens. Within a year, hotline services were expanded to 24 hours a day to provide skilled, compassionate listening for people of all ages. The organization incorporated in 1970 and began serving individuals in crisis throughout the entire metropolitan Washington, D.C. region. In 1999, we expanded our services to include comprehensive crisis prevention, intervention and response programs and changed our name to CrisisLink. We’ve partnered with national and state programs to improve the services available to the residents of the greater Washington, D.C. region.

Having difficulty coping? Don’t know where to look for help? We’re here for you 24/7/365!

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline


1-800-273-TALK: National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

What to Expect when you Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline