In recognition of Suicide Prevention Month and Older Virginians Mental Health Month, also in September, the Suicide Prevention Alliance of Northern Virginia (SPAN) will host a virtual event, “Strengthening Resiliency and Preventing Suicide During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Conversation with Experts,” on Tuesday, September 29, 6-7:30 p.m. Speakers at the event include:

  • Dr. Stacey Hardy-Chandler, PhD, JD, LCSW, who is the Center Director for DCHS Center for Children and Families and Co-Chair of Resilience Alexandria: Informing, Supporting and Elevating, Alexandria’s trauma informed community network.
  • Dr. Ramfis Marquez, PhD, LPC, who is the Behavioral Health Director of the GPW Health Center in Prince William County.

The event will be moderated by the Honorable Jane Woods, Chair of the Northern Virginia Health Foundation, former Virginia Secretary of the Health and Human Resources and member of the Virginia House of Delegates and Virginia Senate. The event is free, but registration is required. Learn more here.