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Karen Kirkpatrick
Office Manager

Ph: (540) 464-7667
Fax: (540) 464-7025
Email Cadet Counseling

Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The Center for Cadet Counseling (CCC)
Virginia Military Institute
VMI Health Center
448 Institute Hill, 2nd Floor
Lexington, VA  24450

Emergency Assistance

 Call 911 or go to the nearest hospital emergency department

 Carilion Stonewall Jackson Hospital
1 Health Circle
Lexington, VA 24450

 Get Directions   Carilion Stonewall Jackson Hospital

Rockbridge Area Community Services Board

24-Hour Crisis Hotline

(855) - 222-2046

On-Post Resources

 Center for Cadet Counseling                              

Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
VMI Health Center

Second Floor

Same-day appointments are available for urgent needs during business hours.

 After Hours
VMI Infirmary

VMI Health Center

First Floor

Other Resources

 National Suicide Prevention Lifeline                                                                                                                
1-800-273-TALK (8255)

 National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

No matter what problems you are dealing with, the suicide prevention lifeline will connect you to a skilled, trained counselor at a crisis center in your area, anytime 24/7. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a 24-hour, toll-free, confidential suicide prevention hotline available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. By dialing 1-800-273-TALK (8255), the call is routed to the nearest crisis center in a national network of more than 150 crisis centers. The Lifeline's national network of local crisis centers provides crisis counseling and mental health referrals day and night.

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 Lifeline for Attempt Survivors

Support for persons living with suicidal thoughts and suicide attempts, provided by the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline and SAMHSA. Throughout this website, you’ll find stories from attempt survivors who have made it through their darkest hour. Some of these stories and resources are for families, friends, and clinicians who want to support people who are feeling suicidal and/or suicide attempt survivors. You can also read a timeline of Lifeline’s central role in the movement to include the voice of suicide attempt survivors in their care and in our field, in general, which highlights some of the ways that a diverse range of people and organizations have come together to prevent suicide.


 MY3. Stay Connected


A safety net of communication for individuals who are feeling suicidal. MY3 lets you define your network and your plan to stay safe. With MY3, you can work collaboratively with your counselor to be prepared to help yourself and reach out to others when you are having thoughts of suicide. Who are your 3? Is it your sister? Your BR? Your advisor? Your VMI counselor? Download MY3 to make sure that your 3 are there to help you when you need them most.