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The Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board's Wellness, Health Promotion & Prevention team focuses on ways to strengthen our community’s emotional health and ability to handle challenges related to mental health concerns and substance misuse.
In October, we recognize Mental Illness Awareness Week, National Depression Screening Day, World Health Day and Red Ribbon Week. Join us by taking part in individual and community-wide actions that you can take – virtually and from a safe distance – that promote resiliency, provide support to loved ones and stay connected. There are actions you can take to learn the warning signs for those experiencing a mental health concern and concrete steps to help promote safety in your family and community. Explore our calendar of suggestions and reach out to the prevention team for more information about the activities suggested.
Suicide is preventable. Research shows that people who are having thoughts of suicide feel relief when someone asks them in a caring way. If you or someone you know is having a difficult time or having thoughts of suicide, reach out and find hope. Contact CrisisLink to speak with someone. Call 703-527-4077 or text "CONNECT" to 855-11 any time, 24/7.
- Mental Health First Aid (contact us about virtual training sessions)
- Test your mood
- myStrength app: Click on ‘Sign Up’, and enter access code ‘CSBCommunity’
- Lock & Talk safe firearm and medication storage and lockandtalk.org
- Learn how to dispose of medication safely
- Get a medication disposal bag
- CSB Prevention Team
- Adverse Childhood Experiences training
- REVIVE! opioid overdose reversal training
- Red Ribbon Week: www.redribbon.org
- Talk with your children about drug
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