Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board

Fairfax County, Virginia

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.

Call 703-527-4077 or 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or text “CONNECT” to 855-11.

With help comes hope.

You can also come directly to Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board Emergency Services:
Merrifield Center
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

Prevent suicide

Learn the warning signs.
Get help.

Need to talk?

Call 703-527-4077
(in Northern Virginia)

or 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
(anywhere in U.S.)

or text “CONNECT”
to 855-11
(24 hours)

Information also available in Spanish.