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Community Events

In Fairfax County

Ongoing, Mental Health First Aid Certification Course – Learn risk factors and warning signs of the most common mental illnesses. Gain skills and knowledge to help someone experiencing a mental health crisis. This two-day, 8-hour class (Adult, Youth and Spanish versions) is offered monthly by the CSB's Wellness and Health Promotion division and is open to the public. Learn more about Mental Health First Aid or register for a class.

In Alexandria City

Mental Health First Aid Training Continues

City of Alexandria Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training continues for laypersons and paraprofessionals in Alexandria. MHFA is an 8-hour training on skills to help persons who are developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. Registration is open until filled. Limit 20 participants per class. More information about the training is available here, or visit our online registration form for class dates and registration. All classes are held at 4480 King St., fifth floor, unless otherwise indicated. Attendees of the full 8-hour course will receive a three-year certification in MHFA. For more information about MHFA, visit mentalhealthfirstaid.org.

In Arlington County

There are no events at this time.

In Prince William County

There are no events at this time.


In Loudoun County

Loudoun County Mental Health, Substance Abuse and Developmental Services (MHSADS) offers Mental Health First Aid trainings: Register by contacting DEPT-MHSADS-MHSA_DIVISION@loudoun.gov

Friends of Loudoun County Mental Health: Suicide Loss Support Group
Have you lost a loved one - family member or friend - to suicide? There is now a support group for you in Loudoun County

Location: Leesburg Town Hall, 24 West Market Street
Lower Level Conference Room, Leesburg
Free parking is available in the Parking Garage next to Tally Ho Theater.

Date: Third Wednesday of  every month
Time: 7:00pm to 8:30pm

For more information, contact Katrina Cole, Vice President of Friends at (703) 443-1380 or Katrina@loudounfriends.org

A collaboration of LCPS PEER and Loudoun County Government

Holly Chamberlain, Founder of the aMg Project speaks to youth and parents about the benefits of interpersonal connection, the power of words, and the value of every single life, https://www.facebook.com/events/482046648659950/

Other Events

Fredericksburg area town hall aims to raise suicide awareness, offer possible solutions 
By Cathy Dyson, The Free Lance-Star

People in Virginia are three times more likely to die by their own hand than someone else’s.

More than 1,100 people died by suicide last year in the state. In Planning District 16, which includes Fredericksburg and Caroline, King George, Spotsylvania and Stafford counties, 50 people died by suicide in 2015.

A coalition of community organizations is working to bring awareness to suicide and to explore possible solutions.

“The Rappahannock Summit on Suicide Prevention: A Message of Hope” will be held from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, December 7, 2017 at the Fick Conference Center on the campus of Mary Washington Hospital.

http://www.fredericksburg.com/features/health_living/fredericksburg-area-town-hall-aims-to-raise-suicide-awareness-offer/article_29086d80-aaf0-5c2a-a56b-909d3d9747b9.html


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