Are You in Crisis?

If you 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


May 2020
View the May issue of our SPAN News here.
June 2020
View the June issue of our SPAN News here.
June 8, 2020
View info from our SPAN Virtual Meeting here.

Lock & Talk

Lock Meds.

Lock Guns.

Talk Safety.


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.



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Kognito Training to Prevent Youth Suicide

Kognito provides online training programs with research-proven simulations for adults who can help kids. 


At-Risk training provides 1-hour research-proven simulations training designed to prepare concerned adults to recognize signs of distress and connect those in need with support.


Step In, Speak Up! for supporting LGBTQ youth is a 30-minute online training to concerned adults to support youth who may be struggling due to harassment or exclusion related to sexual identity, sexual orientation or other differences. 

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 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. 

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