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