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ODU Counseling Center Crisis Line: (757) 683-4401 and select "Option 2" to be connected
YWCA South Hampton Roads Crisis Line: Crisis line for individual/families seeking crisis and shelter services related to interpersonal violence, stalking, and/or human trafficking. 24/7 Crisis Hotline: 757-251-0144
Norfolk Community Services Board Emergency Services: 757-664-7690
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 24/7 talk line for individuals experiencing distress, crisis, or suicidal thoughts and their loved ones.
- Talk Line: 1-800-273-8255
- Spanish Option: 1-888-628-9454
- For Deaf and Hard of Hearing: Dial 711 then 1-800-273-8255
The Trevor Project: The Trevor Project provides a 24/7 crisis intervention and suicide prevention Talk, Online Chat, and Text lines for LGBTQ+ individuals.
- Talk Line: 1-866-488-7386
- Chat: https://www.thetrevorproject.org/get-help-now/
- Text Line: Text "START" to 678-678
Trans Lifeline: The Trans Lifeline offers trans peer support. Current hours 5pm EST - 1 am EST, 7 days a week.
- Talk Line: 877-565-8860
- Family and Friends Hotline: Call the main line and ask for the Family and Friends Line
Disaster Distress Helpline:
- Talk or Text Line: 1-800-985-5990
Veteran Crisis Line: The veteran crisis line provides support for veterans and service members experiencing distress, crisis, or suicidal thoughts.
- Talk Line: 1-800-272-8255 and press 1
- Text: 838255
- Chat: https://www.veteranscrisisline.net/
RAINN: The National Sexual Assault Hotline: 24/7 hotline, text line, or chat line staffed by individuals trained to provide support to those impacted by sexual assualt.
- Talk Line: 1-800-4673
- Chat Line: https://www.rainn.org/
The National Domestic Violence Hotline:
- Talk Line: 1-800-799-7233
- Chat: https://www.thehotline.org/
- Text Line: Text "START" to 88788
Crisis Text Line: 24/7 support via texting, WhatsApp, chat or Facebook Messenger.
- Text Line: Text "HOME" to 741741
- WhatsApp or Chat: https://www.crisistextline.org/
- Talk Line: 1-800-273-8255
- Text Line: Text "START" to 741-741
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration HelpLine: This 24/7/365 help line is designed to help individuals experiencing concerns related to substance abuse and mental health concerns find treatment.
- HelpLine: 1-800-662-4357
The Anxiety and Depression Association of America provides information about anxiety and depressive disorders. They offer educational resources and information about getting help/treatment.
The National Alliance on Mental Illness provides educational resources, information about advocacy, and information about support groups.
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides a 24/7 crisis talk/text/ and chat line. Their website includes a wide variety of resources, educational information, etc. geared towards general and specific populations.
The Trevor Project provides a crisis talk/text/chat line for LGBTQ+ youth. Their website includes educational resources, ways to get involved, and options for seeking help.
Trans Lifeline is a peer support line for and by trans individuals. Their website provides information about a wide variety of resources.
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) offers online and in-person meetings for individuals with substance use concerns. Their website, provides educational information and resources. Information on meetings near you can be found here.
Narcotics Anonymous (NA) offers online and in person meetings for individuals with substance use concerns. Their website includes educational resources, information about the program, and how to access meetings.
ODU Campus Support
A full service police department that delivers progressive public safety services to ensure campus security.
ODU Office of Counseling Services
Access to a crisis counselor by dialing (757) 683-4401 & select Option 2.
Student Outreach & Support
Provides support to students who experience administrative, academic, or personal roadblocks.
A university-wide system of care and support for students who experience an unexpected crisis or are in distress.
Student Health Services
Offers primary care, family planning, sexually transmitted infection screening, gynecological, and more to ODU students.
Women & Gender Equity Center
Offers programs and services designed to promote gender equity.
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Local Support Resources
YWCA South Hampton Roads
Provides short and long term trauma-informed counseling services. (757) 625-4248
LGBTQ+ Life Center
Provides a variety of services, including mental health counseling, to LGBTQ+ individuals. (757) 640-0929
Norfolk Community Services Board
Provides a variety of mental health, substance abuse, and crisis services to individuals and families in Norfolk, VA.