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Community Events

In Fairfax County

“A Mother’s Will” will be presented at Paul VI Catholic High School, Wednesday April 25 at 7 PM

ConnerStrong Foundation is pleased to sponsor and present "A Mother's Will". Performed by Ann-Charlotte Robinson (Will Robinson's Mother) and A Place to Be, this performace addresses teen suicide, the struggles of teen life, and the hope of life.

From the visionary team that produced "A Will to Survive", comes a touching presentation about suicide and hope through film, music and interactive conversation with the audience.

This event is free to the public and suitable for all ages. We recommend that all parents or guardians evaluate their own situation and homes when deciding whether to bring children.

Location: Paul VI Catholic High School, 10675 Fairfax Boulevard, Fairfax, VA 22030
Date: April 25, 2018
Time: 7:00pm

CLICK HERE to register.

The Suicide Prevention Alliance of Northern Virginia presents: “Suicide:  Determining Who is at Risk and What to Do About It” on May 31, 2018

This regional training is for people who work with older adults in health and community settings including: home health workers, nurses, social workers, senior center staff and mental health professionals.

Participants will learn why suicide is a public health issue; how to recognize and respond to suicidal risk in older adults; what the emergency psychiatric resources are across the region; and how to understand multi-cultural issues affecting suicide assessment and intervention in older adults.  Click on the following links to - register, see agenda and get directions to the venue.

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

Alexandria City presents: Resilience: What Employers Need to Know About Mental Health in the Workplace

Date & Time: Wednesday, May 16, 2018, 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Location: Charles Barrett Recreation Center, 1115 Martha Custis Ave.

With expert panelists:

DARCY GRUTTADARO, JD  Director, Center on Workplace Mental Health American Psychiatric Association Foundation

ROB KRUPICKA Owner, Sugar Shack & Captain Gregory’s Former Delegate, VA State Assembly Former Member, Alexandria City Council

RHONDA WILLIAMS, LCSW Clinician, Adult Services Department of Community & Human Services

JESSIE JOACHIM, CEAP, SAP Account Manager Inova Employee Assistance Program

For more information, email or call 202.297.4554
Free and open to general audience


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

In Arlington County

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In Prince William County

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In Loudoun County

Loudoun County Mental Health, Substance Abuse and Developmental Services (MHSADS) offers Mental Health First Aid trainings: Register by contacting

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

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,

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