8 Mini-Grants Sponsored by SPAN Awarded to Youth-Led Projects by Fairfax-Falls Church CSB
Eight youth-led projects have been awarded mini-grants by Fairfax-Falls Church CSB’s Wellness, Health Promotion and Prevention team to help change stigmas associated with mental illness. The projects, all planned and led by young people, aim to reduce stigma regarding mental health issues among peers. To learn more, click here.
SPAN - the Suicide Prevention Alliance of Northern Virginia - is a regional coalition of the City of Alexandria, Arlington, Fairfax-Falls Church, Loudoun, and Prince William Community Services Boards (CSBs) and community partners all working together to raise awareness and share resources to prevent suicide.
Helen, TC Williams High School, Alexandria, Virginia
Meghna, Rock Ridge High School, Ashburn, Virginia
Allen Lomax, Chair, Partnership for a Healthier Alexandria
& Member, SPAN Leadership Council
Pastor Gustavo Pacheco, McLean Bible Church
Youth Development Team Leader
City of Alexandria
SPAN VIRTUAL FORUM
Building & Sustaining Resilience:
Tools for Uncertain Times
Monday, May 24, 2021
Not just surviving, but thriving during COVID-19:
A panel discussion with Youth and Adult community members
To view a recording of this event, click here.
LAST YEAR, SPAN PROVIDED:
Youth & adults trained
Locking medication boxes
Mini-grants for Youth-Led Projects
CONNECT WITH YOUR LOCAL MENTAL HEALTH CENTER
SPAN develops regional approaches to suicide prevention. With our partners, we convene, host, coordinate, and inform youth, adults, and professionals to build our community's capacity to prevent suicide. Our mission is to prevent suicide in Northern Virginia.
Lock & Talk
We empower Virginia communities to help prevent suicide. Lock & Talk is an initiative of the CSBs and the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services.
HOW YOU CAN HELP
Learn more about how you can get trainings, resources, and information to help prevent suicide in your neighborhood, school, church, or workplace. Be part of SPAN events, and help keep your family, your friends and yourself safe.
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