Suicide Awareness Campaign

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The Chesterfield Suicide Awareness and Prevention Coalition brings together organizations in Central Virginia who are working to educate residents about mental illness, risk factors for suicide and support resources within our community.

By educating people of all ages, we are widening the safety net in our community so we can: 

  • recognize the warning signs of suicide;
  • take the appropriate steps to help the person in crisis;
  • identify the appropriate help.
  1. Resilient Chesterfield
  2. Lock and Talk
  3. Veteran Suicide Awareness
  4. Teen Suicide Awareness
  5. Resources 
  6. Coalition 

Resilient Chesterfield

Resilient Chesterfield is the theme for the Chesterfield Suicide Awareness and Prevention Coalition’s 2021 Suicide Prevention Month campaign.

Resilience is:

  • the ability to adapt well in the face of adversity or challenges;
  • essential to positive mental and physical health;
  • a skill that must be modeled, taught, and practiced.  

Stories of Resilience

As part of this campaign people who live, work, play and do business in Chesterfield shared their personal stories of resilience. Learn more about their journeys.

Resources

There are many great books for children, tweens, teens and adults about resilience. Pick one up at your local branch of the Chesterfield County Public Library or favorite bookseller.

View our Resilience Book List (PDF).

Self care is important to building and maintaining resilience. Get ideas from this Self Care Strategies for Resilience (PDF) list.

Need Assistance

Connecting with help is a sign of resilience.  

If you or someone you care about is having thoughts of suicide reach out to Chesterfield Crisis Intervention 804-748-6356 or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-TALK (8255).