About Us
who we serve: frederick, shenandoah, page, rockingham, augusta, bath, highland, and rockbridge

Our Mission

The Central Shenandoah Youth Suicide Prevention Initiative is part of a statewide effort, coordinated by the Virginia Department of Health, to reduce the risk for suicide among Virginia’s youth, ages 10 to 24. Specifically, we work to:

  • Increase statewide public awareness about youth suicide and youth suicide prevention.
  • Help communities, schools, churches and youth service organizations to develop and implement comprehensive suicide prevention plans.
  • Teach “Suicide Prevention First Aid” (or “Natural Helper Training”) to a wide range of people who live, work, and support youth.
  • Improve youth access to appropriate prevention and intervention services.

the institute for innovation in health and human services at james madison university (opens new window) virginia department of health (opens new window)
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