ACTS Helpline (703) 368-4141
If you’ve been struggling with thoughts of suicide feeling hopeless feeling lonely and isolated worried about someone you care about. We have help available, your call will be greeted by a compassionate trained listener. This person is there to help clarify your problems, offer suggestions, and most of all, listen. All calls made are confidential and anonymous, allowing you to be completely open about what you’ve been going through. If you need them, we can also link you to local resources, such as: Mental Health Services Financial Assistance Programs Support Groups It doesn’t matter if you don’t know what you need though, pick up the phone and call us if you need help. You can reach us anytime at: 703-368-4141.
Surviving After Suicide
Have you lost a loved one to suicide? Trying to process and grieve a loss like that can be incredibly difficult. You aren’t alone through this though; Surviving After Suicide is a free, confidential, self-help support group whose goal is to provide a supportive environment for those dealing with this loss. Sometimes the people who understand that best are those who have experienced it themselves. The group meets every other Thursday, and is exclusively open to people who have lost a friend, family member, or significant other to suicide. When you reach out to us, you will be put in touch with the facilitator, who can give you more specific information on the meeting location and talk to you about your options. To take the first step, call 703-368-4141.
Renewed Hope Support Group
If you have made a suicide attempt, you may feel guilty, angry, more depressed, or hopeless. It can also be difficult to open up to other people so you can process what has happened, which is essential to moving past what happened. We have a group where you can meet with your peers to gain strength from each other. This is not a place to pressure you into anything or make you feel worse, but a safe environment for recovery. When you call us, you will be put in touch with the facilitator of the group, who can give you more specific information on the meeting location and time. Don’t hesitate to call us at 703-368-4141.
Traumatic Death Support Group
Death due to a sudden or traumatic event can raise a number of complex issues for the survivors. The grief process is often very different from an expected or anticipated death. Bereavement is often intensified, since there is little to no opportunity to prepare for the loss, say good-bye, or address unfinished business. ACTS Traumatic Death Survivor support group is a free, confidential, non-judgmental peer led support group, whose goal is to provide a safe environment for those who have experienced a traumatic loss. It is an opportunity for participants to give and receive support with others who have experienced the traumatic death of a loved one. Anyone who has lost a friend, family member, or significant other in a traumatic death situation is invited to attend the bi-monthly meetings. For more information, including meeting time and location, call ACTS 703-441-8606 ext. 214.