Where to Find Support

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

The following support resources are available in Northern Virginia and near Virginia Tech:

In Northern Virginia

· CrisisLink: 703-527-4077 or 800-273-8255

· Fairfax/Falls Church Community Services Board, Woodburn Mental Health Center: 703-573-5679

· ACTS Helpline: 703-368-4141

· National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 800-784-2433

In Blacksburg and the surrounding area

· Public gathering: Convocation for Virginia Tech community at Cassell Coliseum at 2 p.m. today

· Grief counseling for students, faculty and staff is being offered at the Inn at Virginia Tech: 540-231-8000 or 877-200-3360

· Virginia Tech students can also call Cook Counseling Center: 540-231-6557 or 540-231-6444; http://www.ucc.vt.edu

· New River Valley Community Services Board, emergency hotline: 540-961-8400

· Lewis-Gale Center for Behavioral Health/RESPOND crisis hotline: 540-776-1100 or 800-541-9992

· Compassionate Friends of Roanoke Valley, a support group for families, especially parents, grandparents and siblings who have experienced the death of a child, 540-231-8639 (days) or 540-387- 3081 (evenings). Main Web site: http://www.thecompassionatefriends.org.

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