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Resources: Suicide

In case of a life-threatening emergency, call 911.

If you or someone you know is thinking of suicide:
Contact National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-8255
or Crisis Textline: 741741, type “Hello.”

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention – Virginia Chapter
Kathe Goller, Virginia Area Director
(540) 447-0113 or kgoller@afsp.org
Focus on eliminating the loss of life from suicide by: delivering innovative prevention programs, educating the public about risk factors and warning signs, raising funds for suicide research and programs, and reaching out to those individuals who have lost someone to suicide.

Department of Behavioral Health & Developmental Services
Nicole Gore, Suicide Prevention Coordinator
109 Governor Street, Richmond, VA 23219

Lock and Talk Virginia
540-292-0013 or jabrooks@vcsb.org
Empowering communities to help prevent suicides, to reach out for mental health care, to connect people to practical resources, and to heal.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Helps individuals who are dealing with a suicidal crisis or emotional distress

The Campus Suicide Prevention Center of Virginia, at
The Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services

Jane Wiggins, Ph.D., Director
MSC 9008 James Madison University
The Campbell Building
755 Martin Luthur King Jr. Way, Harrisonburg, VA 22801
The goal is to reduce risk for suicide on Virginia’s college and university campuses. Support the individuals and teams on each campus as they work to build the infrastructure necessary to promote wellness and safety for all students, identify and support those in distress, and effectively respond to individuals who are at risk for suicide.

Valley Community Services Board Prevention Services
Prevention Services offer a broad range of prevention services in the community. Some of those services include presentations on prevention-related topics, suicide prevention training, as well as addressing community needs as they arise through work on community coalitions and work groups.

Veterans Crisis Line
(800) 273-8255, press 1
Text 838255
Available 24 hours
Are you a Veteran in crisis or concerned about one? Connect with the Veterans Crisis Line to reach caring, qualified responders with the Department of Veterans Affairs. Many of them are Veterans themselves.


Resources: After a Suicide

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention: I’ve Lost Someone
Resources to help you heal.

Healing Conversations
Gives those who have lost someone to suicide the opportunity to talk with our experienced volunteers. The volunteers are themselves survivors of suicide loss and offer understanding and guidance in the weeks and months following a suicide death.

Survivors of Suicide Loss Peer-to-Peer Support Group
Crystal Graham, (540) 910-1233 or crystalabbegraham@gmail.com
Returning to Staunton area in 2021: For those who have had a friend or loved one die by suicide. Peer-to-peer advice. Led by suicide loss survivor. Meeting location TBD.

Find a Support Group

Books for Loss Survivors

Suicide Bereavement Trained Clinicians

Children and Teens: Understanding Suicide Loss

After a Suicide: A Toolkit for Schools

Postvention: A Guide for Response to Suicide in the Workplace

Postvention: A Guide for Response to Suicide on College Campuses


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