Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board

CONTACT INFORMATION: Emergency - 703-573-5679 / Detox - 703-502-7000 (24/7)
703-383-8500 TTY 711
8221 Willow Oaks Corporate Drive
Fairfax, Virginia 22031
Daryl Washington
Executive Director

Prevent Suicide - Learn the warning signs

These signs may mean someone is at risk for suicide. Risk is greater if a behavior is new or has increased and seems related to a painful event, loss, or change.

  • Talking about wanting to die or to kill oneself.
  • Looking for a way to kill oneself, such as searching online or buying a gun.
  • Talking about feeling hopeless or having no reason to live.
  • Talking about feeling trapped or unbearable pain.
  • Talking about being a burden to others.
  • Increasing the use of alcohol or drugs.
  • Acting anxious or agitated; behaving recklessly.
  • Sleeping too little or too much.
  • Withdrawing or feeling isolated.
  • Showing rage or talking about seeking revenge.
  • Displaying extreme mood swings.

Suicide can be prevented.

If you or someone you care about may be at risk of suicide, don't hesitate to reach out for help right away. These resources are available 24/7:

In an immediate, life-threatening situation, call 911.

With help comes hope.

You can also come directly to Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board Emergency Services:
Sharon Bulova Center for Community Health
8221 Willow Oaks Corporate Drive, Fairfax, Virginia
(24 hours)
703-573-5679 (TTY 711)

“Suicide Warning Signs” from Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration publication CMHS-SVP-0126.

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