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.
May 2023 - On average, more than 1,100 Virginians die by suicide each year. To prevent suicide or self-harm, informed suicide prevention program planning is needed. To this end, the Virginia Suicide Prevention Interagency Advisory Group (SPIAG) has prepared "SPAN SUICIDE PREVENTION ACROSS THE LIFESPAN: A 2023 PLAN FOR THE COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA"
“We can lower the rate of suicides in our communities by building connectivity, making sure people know how to help and what to look for and how to be there for someone. We need to educate people to let them know it is okay to reach out when they are concerned about someone.”
Suicide Prevention and Intervention Trainer and Founder of Enter Hope, LLC
Mental Health Awareness Month
Interacting with animals has been shown to decrease levels of stress, reduce loneliness, and boost your mood!
The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention's National Capital Area Chapter (AFSP NCAC) invites you to join us in celebrating our furry friends as we raise support for our mission to save lives & bring hope to those affected by suicide.