Published on Mon., March 16, 2020

As LCS school counselors are challenged to meet student needs both at school and outside school in the event of closures, resources have been developed and are being shared with you below. Here you'll find a number of resources for talking to students about the pandemic, including encouraging parents to limit their children's exposure to the news media, providing a calming influence to students as needed, and helping students address their fears.

Self-Harm Resources


The Crisis Line of Central Virginia
Suicide Hotline
(434) 947-4357

Horizon Behavioral Health, Child & Family
Emergency Services
(434) 948-4831, ext. 5


National Lifeline Network
Suicide Hotline

National Alliance on Mental Health (NAMI)
Text NAMI to 741741
Call 1-800-950-6264

Poison Control: 1-800-222-1222

National Suicide Hotlines

National Suicide Prevention Center

Yellow Ribbon

Non-Emergency Contacts

Lynchburg Police Department: (434) 847-1602
Lynchburg Fire Department: (434) 455-6340
Lynchburg Life Saving Crew: (434) 845-1256
Health Department: (434) 947-6777

Area Hospitals

Lynchburg General Hospital: (434) 947-3000
Virginia Baptist Hospital: (434) 947-4000

If you feel unsafe with thoughts about harming or hurting yourself, ask someone to take you to the hospital. If no one is around, call 911. The hospital is a safe place where you can go to get help and can be safe from hurting yourself.

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