If you or someone you know needs to talk to someone right now, text HOME to 741-741 for a free, confidential conversation with a trained counselor 24/7.

If you are experiencing a mental health crisis, text or call 988.

If you need immediate help

Text: START to 741-741

Call: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

It’s easy to procrastinate getting help, but reaching out for support is the first step to feeling better. Most campuses offer confidential counseling services or can help connect you with resources in your community. Just talking about what’s going on can help you feel better, so take that first step by reaching out for help or opening up to a trusted friend or family member. There are ways to feel better, but you have to tell someone what you’re going through.

Here are some other resources that can help you decide when it’s time to reach out for help:

24-Hour Hotlines

  • 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline

    Chat now: 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline

  • The Trevor Lifeline (Suicide Prevention for LGBTQ Youth)
    866-4-U-TREVOR (1-866-488-7386)
  • CDC-INFO (Formerly known as the CDC National STD and AIDS Hotline)
    1-800-CDC-INFO (1-800-232-4636)
  • Veterans’ Suicide Prevention Lifeline
    988, press 1
  • Treatment Referral Hotline (Substance Abuse)
    1-800-662-HELP (1-800-662-4357)
  • National Sexual Assault Hotline

    24-hour online hotline: https://ohl.rainn.org/online/

    1-800-656-HOPE (1-800-656-4673)
  • National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline
  • Crisis Text Line

    Get Help Now: Free, 24/7, Confidential

    Text START to 741-741

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Resources on your campus:

Virginia Tech

2475 Oak Lane
Blacksburg, Virginia 24061

Thomas E. Cook Counseling Center

Located on the beautiful Virginia Tech campus in Blacksburg, Virginia, Thomas E. Cook Counseling Center provides individual counseling and group counseling for enrolled undergraduate and graduate students at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Consultation and outreach services are also provided for Virginia Tech faculty, staff, and student organizations.


Virginia Tech Emergency Contact Information

National Resources:
Call or text the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or text “START” to 741-741. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a national 24-hour toll-free suicide prevention and intervention telephone resource that provides immediate assistance to individuals in suicidal crisis by connecting them to the nearest available suicide prevention and mental health service provider.

Campus Resources:
If you are concerned about yourself or any Virginia Tech student being (or becoming) suicidal, please call the Cook Counseling Center at 540-231-6557. This number can be used during regular office hours or after-hours to speak with a counselor.

Other Local Resources:
ACCESS – Emergency services clinicians are available to meet with you. A friend or family member can call for you if you feel that you are unable to do so yourself. Call 540-961-8400.
CONNECT – A 24-hour referral and emergency evaluation service of Carillion Health Care. Call 1-800-284-8898 or 540-731-7385.
RESPOND – A mental health admittance and referral service of Montgomery Regional Hospital and Lewis Gale Hospital. Call 540-953-5324.
Police – 911

Confidentiality Statement

Virginia Tech Police

The Virginia Tech Police Department strives to enhance the safety and quality of life for students, faculty, staff and visitors through effective law enforcement and proactive crime prevention in partnership with the university community.

URL: https://police.vt.edu/
Phone: Emergency phone: 911 Non-emergency phone: 540-382-4343
Address: 330 Sterrett Drive (0523)
Blacksburg, Virginia 24061

Virginia Tech Rescue

Emergency medical care

URL: https://www.rescue.vt.edu
Phone: 911

Women's Center at Virginia Tech

540-231-7806 or call the 24-hour crisis hotline operated by the Women’s Resource Center of the New River Valley at 540-639-1123

URL: https://www.womenscenter.vt.edu/womenscenter.html
Phone: 540-231-7806
Address: 206 Washington Street
Blacksburg, Virginia 24061

Dean of Students Office

URL: https://www.dos.vt.edu
Phone: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.: 540-231-3787 After hours/weekends: 540-382-4343 (via campus police)
E-mail: dean.students@vt.edu
Address: 109 New Hall West
Blacksburg, Virginia 24061

Additional Resources