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.
The Northern Virginia Suicide Prevention Plan is based on the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention. It was developed in 2014 with input from stakeholders throughout Northern Virginia. The plan was designed so that everyone in Northern Virginia – professionals, partners, family, and community members – will see a way that they can support suicide prevention.
The implementation of the plan is coordinated regionally by the Suicide Prevention Alliance of Northern Virginia. Information on memberships, meetings, and more is coming soon.
Some of the implementation activities are funded through a grant from the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services.
For things you can do to help implement the plan and prevent suicide, please visit our Resources page.
The following organizations are actively involved in preventing suicide in Northern Virginia and are in need of volunteers: