Are You in Crisis?
If you or someone you know are in crisis or need immediate help, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) for 24/7, free & confidential support, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.
Or text "CONNECT" to 855-11 to get connected to CrisisLink's Text Line.
If you are in a life threatening situation, please call 9-1-1
If you use TTY, please dial 7-1-1
SPAN SUICIDE Prevention Forum
Sept 29, 2020
SLides & Resources
Over 90 community members joined us for an online virtual event to learn from experts about strengthening wellbeing, building resilience, and preventing suicide.
Our experts talked about practical strategies that each of us can draw on to build on our strengths and strengthen our connections to others during this COVID-19 pandemic.
For a recording of the event, please click below:
SPAN's statistics, resources & links to Community Services Boards' mental health resources:
Dr. Stacey Hardy-Chandler's presentation:
Dr. Ramfis Marquez's presentation:
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Lock & Talk
We empower Virginia communities to help prevent suicide.
Lock & Talk is an initiative of CSBs and the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services. Learn more here.
SPAN created these videos to promote awareness of the Lock & Talk initiative in Northern Virginia to restrict lethal means and buy time for those at risk of suicide.
Minutes count. Hours count. Find out how you can get Lock & Talk lock boxes and gun locks to keep your loved ones safe--download our brochure here.
Lock & Talk Videos
SPAN is a coalition committed to building on strengths and empowering communities to end suicide.
SPAN began in 2014 as a collaboration between all 5 Community Service Boards in Northern Virginia along with the State of Virginia and local partner organizations.
Since then, SPAN has promoted, publicized and sponsored trainings, conferences, resources, and campaigns, as well as ensured sharing of best practices and effective techniques to create a regional approach to suicide prevention.