Our 9/29/20 event recording and presenter slides have been posted to the Suicide Prevention Alliance of Northern Virginia (SPAN) website. Please find them here: https://www.suicidepreventionnva.org/

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Join Suicide Prevention Alliance of Northern Virginia (SPAN)  in a conversation on how we can all strengthen emotional wellbeing and resilience in these unprecedented times. The pandemic’s economic and health impact has propelled public discussions on equity, isolation, mental health, and the importance of suicide prevention. A new national study of U.S. adults found 81% believe suicide prevention should be a national priority and 52% are more open to talking about mental health as a result of COVID-19.


Stacey Hardy-Chandler, PhD, JD, LCSW Director, Center for Children & Families Co-Chair, RAISE, Alexandria’s Trauma-Informed Network Department of Community and Human Services City of Alexandria

Ramfis Marquez, PhD, LPC Director, Behavioral Health Department GPW Health Center A Federally Qualified Health Center Serving the Greater Prince William Area


The Honorable Jane Woods Chair, Northern Virginia Health Foundation Former Virginia Secretary of Health and Human Services Former Member of Virginia House of Delegates and Senate Former Chair, SPAN & Former Vice-Chair, Fairfax-Falls CSB