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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

COVID-19: Loudoun County's Response

During this time of community need, residents, businesses and government are pulling together to respond.

Here are suggestions for what you can do to help your neighbors, as well as what the county is doing in response to the crisis.


Alexandria City Coping with COVID-19 Fear and Uncertainty

Fear and anxiety about COVID-19 can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in adults and children. Taking care of yourself, your friends and your family can help you cope with stress. Helping others cope with their stress can also make your community stronger.


Fairfax County Coronavirus Updates

We understand there are a lot of strong feelings about the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and what it means for our health, as well as the well-being of our families and friends.


Arlington County COVID-19 Updates and Information

Learn what you can do to help yourself and family. Learn what you can do to help others.


Prince William County COVID-19 information

Stressed About COVID19? Here’s What Can Help

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.

Sign up for updates! Get news from the Suicide Prevention Alliance of Northern Virginia (SPAN) in your inbox.  Click here to sign up.

NoVa Suicide Prevention Plan

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 plan includes goals and strategies under four strategic directions:
  • Strategic Direction 1: Healthy and Empowered Individuals, Families, and Communities – Build awareness and resilience, and reduce stigma surrounding suicide and mental illness among the entire community.
  • Strategic Direction 2: Clinical and Community Preventive Services – Provide programs and services that prevent suicide and address the risk factors for suicide.
  • Strategic Direction 3: Treatment and Support Services – Provide programs and services designed to prevent suicide among those at high risk.
  • Strategic Direction 4: Data, Research, and Evaluation – Analyze data and information to measure progress and identify needs and areas of concern.

Read the Full Plan


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.

Communities in Northern Virginia are also working on implementing the plan at a more local level:
  • City of Alexandria:
  • Arlington County:
  • Fairfax (includes Fairfax County and the cities of Fairfax and Falls Church):
    The Promoting Mental Health Team, a committee of the Partnership for a Healthier Fairfax, is responsible for coordinating implementation of the plan in Fairfax. Please email for more information, or join their LinkedIn group.
  • Loudoun County:
  • Prince William (includes Prince William County and the cities of Manassas and Manassas Park):
    The Behavioral Health Wellness team at PWC Community Services is coordinating the SPAN initiatives in collaboration with the Prevention Alliance of Greater Prince William, area school systems, non-profit organizations, governmental agencies, and concerned residents to promote mental wellness and suicide prevention in the community.  Please email or call (703) 792-7739 for more information.

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:

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