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In an immediate, life-threatening situation, call 911.

Emergency help is available through Alexandria City, Arlington County, Fairfax County, Loudoun County and
Prince William County Community Services Boards.

If you or someone you care about may be at risk of suicide, don't hesitate to reach out for help right away.  
These resources are available 24/7:

Text "CONNECT" to 855-11 to contact PRS CrisisLink.
Call PRS CrisisLink at 703-527-4077
Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:1-800-273-TALK (8255)
Veteran's Crisis Line at 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1

       

SPAN - the Suicide Prevention Alliance of Northern Virginia - is a regional coalition of the Alexandria, Arlington, Fairfax-Falls Church, Loudoun, and
Prince William Community Services Boards (CSBs) and other groups in Northern Virginia, all working together to raise awareness and share resources to prevent suicide.

Join the SPAN Listserv to receive periodic announcements about upcoming suicide prevention events and meetings, and information about suicide prevention initiatives in Northern Virginia.

Lock and Talk

Studies show that individuals are three times more likely to die by suicide when firearms are accessible, and the majority of people who die by suicide use firearms (61%) or poisons (19%). 

Lock and Talk, a safe storage program.  Limiting access to firearms and poisons for a person in crisis is an essential strategy for preventing suicide.

The suicide prevention program in each Community Services Board (CSB) offers free locking devices for guns and medication.  To obtain trigger and cable locks for guns and locking pill bottles and medication boxes, contact your local CSB in Fairfax, Loudoun, City of Alexandria, Arlington and Prince William County.

Fairfax - Lock & Talk - locking devices for medications and firearms

Loudounhttps://www.loudoun.gov/SuicidePrevention

Arlington - Linh T. Nghe, M.Ed., Prevention Director, Children's Behavioral Health Bureau, Child and Family Services Division, Arlington Department of Human Services, (703) 228-1528, lnghe@arlingtonva.us

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