Sentara Hosts Mental Health & Suicide Prevention Resource Fair

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Provided by Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center

One in five adults in the United States experience a mental health crisis. One in five children ages 13 to 18 has, or will have, a serious mental illness, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness.

Because of these astonishing statistics, Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center is hosting a Mental Health & Suicide Prevention Resource Fair. On Friday, Sept. 20, from 5:45 to 7:45 p.m., mental health experts from the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, Prince William County Community Services, National Alliance on Mental Illness, and others, will gather to take part in this important conversation.

Non-profits will discuss area resources, warning signs, behaviors, treatments and/or options when it comes to mental illness and suicide prevention. Our featured guest, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, will deploy its 40 foot long crisis van. The VA will offer tours, and have counselors on site to assist veterans, service members and their families. There will also be informational resources, a Question & Answer Panel, raffles and more in a safe space to discuss the challenges, obstacles and services available for those dealing with mental health issues.

The Mental Health & Suicide Prevention Resource Fair is free and open to the public on Friday, Sept. 20,
5:45 to 7:45 p.m. The event will take place at the Hylton Education Center on the campus of Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center, 2300 Opitz Boulevard, Woodbridge. Free and ample parking is available.

Bring a friend or loved one. You won’t want to miss this opportunity to learn more about this important topic. More event details at pwcmentalhealth.eventbrite.com.

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