Youth Mental Health & Wellness Guide


Arlington Partnership for Children, Youth, and Families, a community-led advisory group of 16 appointed community members and 8 designated Arlington County Government and Arlington Public Schools staff, identifies community needs through surveys, and works with the community to address the needs and advocate for improved policies and programs for children, youth and their families. For more information, review our research, or follow us on Facebook.

This guide was created by community members and is subject to change. Information is organized in four categories, each presenting LOCAL and NATIONAL resources: Introduction(PDF, 140KB)

Call CIGNA Student Support Line

support for bullying, isolation, suicidal thoughts, and other mental health issues. Calls are anonymous and confidential. The School Support Line is available 24/7 for students, parents, and staff.

CALL 833-Me-Cigna (833-632–4462)

Need Help? Call us.

¿Necesita ayuda? Llámenos.

Тусламж хэрэгтэй юу? Бидэнтэй холбогдоорой.

እርዳታ ይፈልጋሉ? ይደውሉልን

تحتاج إلى المساعدة؟ اتصل بنا.

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Crisis Response(PDF, 199KB):

  • Resources for crisis intervention, assessment, rapid response and hospitalization; national hotlines.

General youth mental health information(PDF, 172KB):

  • Organizations that provide information, education and raise awareness.

Family Support, Support Groups and Mental Health Education Programs(PDF, 225KB):
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  • Support groups, online counseling or chat services, parenting guides and training used in schools.

Treatment Options(PDF, 244KB):

  • Services provided by schools, county health department, nonprofit organizations, hospitals and private clinics; national helplines; general information about getting treatment; and searchable databases for private providers.

PC users use CTRL+F to search for a specific topic or service within each document. Google Translate (above right) can be used to translate text into other languages.

Information provided by Arlington Partnership for Children, Youth and Families (APCYF) is a service for informational purposes to enhance public access to mental health and substance use resources both locally and elsewhere. While we try to keep the information timely and accurate, APCYF makes no representation of any kind, express or implied, regarding the accuracy, availability or completeness of the information. APCYF is not responsible for the content of the linked sites and inclusion of a linked site does not imply an endorsement or recommendation of the providers and resources listed. APCYF strongly recommends that you seek out a licensed professional who is knowledgeable in mental health/substance use if you need specific advice.


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