new chaliceOur Pastoral Care Team has compiled these resources related to grief, depression and suicide prevention. Please share additional resources with Rev. Laura Horton-Ludwig or Director of Religious Exploration Linnea Nelson.

Hotlines

  • PRS CrisisLink: a Northern Virginia hotline bringing immediate help, hope and healing to empower individuals facing serious life challenges, suicidal thoughts, emotional or situational problems. Call 24 hours a day: 703-527-4077.
  • CrisisLink Regional Textline: 703-940-0888
  • National Hopeline Network: 1-800-SUICIDE
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK
  • NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Hotline: 1-800-950-6264

Resources for people dealing with grief

  • Haven of Northern Virginia, Inc. – grief counseling, support groups and resources. 4606 Ravensworth Road, Annandale, Virginia 22003; 703-941-7000.
  • Life with Cancer – For counseling and education, programs, support groups and resources related to cancer. 8411 Pennell St., Fairfax, VA 22031; 703-206-5433.
  • Capital Caring Point of Hope Counseling ServicesOffers workshops, support groups and individual support
  • The Wendt Center for Loss and HealingGroups and individual therapy for all ages on grief, loss and trauma; two offices in D.C.; fees for services.
  • American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) – They have a Survivor Outreach Program, which connects those who have lost a loved one to suicide with trained volunteers who are also suicide loss survivors. Although they don’t have a team of volunteers in NoVA, they can connect someone with a volunteer out of the area for a phone call or video chat.
  • Sibling Survivors of Suicide LossWebsite devoted to supporting siblings who have sustained the loss of a sibling to suicide.
  • GRASP (Grief Recovery After a Substance Passing) – Provides sources of help, compassion and understanding for families or individuals who have had a loved one die due to substance abuse or addiction. Local chapter in Chantilly with monthly family support group meetings. Contact Lori Feldhausen at 540-424-4270.
  • Compassionate Friends – Support groups, online support and private Facebook groups around the loss of a child. Local group in Fairfax.
  • The Northern Virginia Miss Foundation – The Northern Virginia MISS (Mothers In Sympathy and Support) is a volunteer-based organization committed to providing crisis support and long-term aid to families after the loss of a pregnancy or death of a child from any cause. Monthly support groups in Fairfax and Leesburg.
  • My Grief AngelsA directory of resources for grief and loss categorized by type of loss.
  • AARP – Grief and loss resources and support after the death of someone for whom you were a caregiver.

Substance abuse/addiction resources

Recommended readings and resources

Counseling resources

Here is our most updated list of counselors recommended by members of the UUCF community.