Suicide Awareness

Suicide Prevention Guidelines for Virginia Public Schools 2020

Suicide Prevention in the Virtual Setting
Presented by: Ben Fernandez, Loudoun County Public Schools

Part 1: Prevention

Part 2: Intervention

Additional Resources 

CrisisLink: 24/7 Access to Emotional Support, Crisis Intervention, Referrals to Resources & Care
Call 1-703-527-4077 or text “CONNECT” to 855-11.

988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline
Call or text 988 or visit 

SOS Signs of Suicide® Prevention Program Resources

SOS-Parent-Training (Español) 2022-23
Youth Depression & Suicide Myths & Facts
Risk Factors, Warning Signs, and Precipitating Events
Helping Youth Who Self-Injure

If you are in crisis, take action! If someone you care about is in crisis, take action! You have options:

  • Call 9-1-1
  • Go to the nearest emergency room at your local hospital.
  • Call Arlington Emergency Mental Health 703-228-5160.

Go to In Crisis/Need Help Now? for important phone numbers, tips for students and families, and additional links to emergency information.