Emergency: Dial 911 if you or someone you know is in immediate danger or go to the nearest Emergency Room
ChAMPS: 202-481-1440 (Child and Adolescent Mobile Psychiatric Service) is an emergency response service for children, teenagers and adolescent adults who are having a mental health or behavioral health crisis
Access Helpline: 1-888-793-4357 (D.C. Dept. of Behavioral Health) 1(888)7WE-HELP. This 24-hour, seven-day-a-week telephone line is staffed by behavioral health professionals who can refer a caller to immediate help or ongoing care.
PIW: 1-800-369-2273 (The Psychiatric Institute of Washington) offers comprehensive behavioral healthcare to children, adolescents, and adults who are experiencing mental health and substance abuse issues.
Suicide & Crisis Lifeline: Call or Text 988. The Lifeline provides 24-hour, confidential support to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. Call or text to connect with a trained crisis counselor. https://988lifeline.org
With a goal of decreasing barriers to school success by providing students, school staff, and families with tools that promote academic and psychosocial growth and progress, DCPS has launched a new website dedicated to student mental health. DCPSMENTALHEALTH.ORG