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Executive Director, Community Services Board
Debbie Burcham

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Community Services Board 

Phone Numbers
(804) 748-1227
TDD (804) 768-7200
FAX (804) 768-9283

Crisis Intervention
24 Hours/Day
(804) 748-6356
 


Hours
8:30 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Monday - Thursday
8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday

Mailing Address
PO Box 92
Chesterfield, VA 23832-0092

Street Address
6801 Lucy Corr Boulevard
Chesterfield, VA 23832
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Mental Health Support Services
Suicide Awareness Campaign

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ACT to Prevent Suicide

Did you know that one person dies by suicide every 12 minutes in America?

In Virginia, suicide is the

  • 11th leading cause of death
  • second leading cause of death for young people ages 15-34
  • the third leading cause of death for ages 10-14

During October and November, Chesterfield County and the Chesterfield Suicide Awareness and Prevention Coalition are working to raise awareness about the risk of suicide, focusing on adolescents and young adults.

Issues

  • People (particularly young people) are uncomfortable reaching out for help
  • People concerned about friends and family don’t know what to do

Campaign Goals

  • Reduce the mental health stigma
  • Encourage people to reach out for help for themselves and others

The coalition hopes that through educational efforts they can help those who are struggling, or even contemplating suicide, to connect with people who can recognize warning signs and get them help.

If someone says:

  • “The world would be better off without me.”
  • “Nobody cares if I live or die.”

If they:

  • give away special possessions
  • become isolated from friends

Ask the question:

  • “Are you thinking about suicide?”

 

Suicide is preventable, but you need to ACT.

Get Help Now

  • Chesterfield Crisis Intervention – 748-6356
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline – 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

Videos

The coalition and the Department of Communications and Media have created two public service announcements to help raise awareness and help prevent suicide.

Kevin-Awareness  Teen Suicide 
A Parent's Story 

Student's Perspective
Teen's Perspective 

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+ Resources

If you have questions or would like more information

Contact the Chesterfield Suicide Awareness and Prevention Coalition by calling 804-378-0035.

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