Emotions Anonymous – 12 Step program designed to improve your mental health. There is no cost in attending these meetings. Three locations in Hampton Roads.
National Suicide Prevention Hotline If you are thinking about suicide, worried about a friend or loved one, or would like emotional support, the Lifeline network is available 24/7 across the United States.
St. Pius Catholic Church 7800 Halpren Drive, Norfolk Wednesdays at 7 pm. FMI: Pauline 464-6715.
Emotions Anonymous -- Support ministry at Virginia Beach Psychiatric Center, 1100 First Colonial Road, Virginia Beach, Wednesdays at 7:00 pm, and Saturdays at 5:30 pm. FMI: Anne 515-7552. .
Restoring the Hurting – Support Group Ministry of the World Outreach Worship Center. Thursdays at 7:00 pm. 757-874-1223. 1233 Shields Rd., Newport News
Still Standing, Surviving Suicide Support Group -- meets the 2nd Tuesday of the month from 7-9 pm at Spring Branch Community Church, 1500 N. Great Neck Rd., Virginia Beach. Facilitators include Charlie Liggio, LCSW and Sue Dempsey, LCSW of First Colonial Psychotherapy Services, and Elaine Roberts, survivor. FREE. FMI: 757.464.9289
Check out the article in Wellnote for more information on how to recognize and manage anxiety and depression.
Take a minute to look over the following phone numbers for crisis support. All of them are toll-free numbers. This means you don't have to pay for the call, and it will not show up on your phone bill.
All Types of Crisis
If you are looking for an e-mail depression hotline or local support numbers to call, go to the Befrienders Worldwide website.
Depression E-mail Hotlines and Chat Rooms
Some support centers have e-mail available. You can send a message through the website or send an e-mail to the address provided. A trained professional will usually answer your e-mail within the timeframe the website indicates.
Where to Email or Chat
Consider This Before E-mailing
E-mail depression hotlines are great for non-urgent situations. If you have an ongoing problem and you don't need immediate assistance, an e-mail may work for you. However, if you are going through a crisis, a phone call can help you right when you need it.