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AFSP Out of the Darkness Walk to Fight Suicide

Check out this video for scenes from last year’s AFSP Out of the Darkness Walk to fight suicide – a first in the NRV!

This year’s Walk will take place on Saturday, October 21st, 2023 at Randolph Park in Dublin, VA. Check-in starts at 9:00am, and the walk begins at 10:00am. If you’d like to be create or join a team, volunteer at the Walk, or become a sponsor, visit https://afsp.org/nrv/.


AFSP Resource and Healing Guide

Click on the thumbnail to view a Resource and Healing Guide that provides information about coping with loss, the survivor loss community, and resources to help with your journey. For more information, visit https://afsp.org/loss.


New River Valley Suicide Prevention Collaborative

NRVSPC is a group of professionals, community members, and partners with the goal of reducing the number of suicides in our area. We work collaboratively to educate others in the areas of suicide prevention, behavioral health and wellness. We strive to increase help-seeking behaviors and raise awareness about available mental health supports and resources. Our members represent schools, youth serving organizations, civic/volunteer groups, business, law enforcement, high education, local government, veterans, treatment, etc. We meet monthly via Zoom. If you are interested in joining our efforts, contact Caroline Mullins at csmullins@nrvcs.org.

NRVCS supports this collaborative.

If you are in crisis, please call the 24/7 RAFT Crisis Hotline at 540-951-8400. 


Lock and Talk Virginia

Lock & Talk is a statewide suicide prevention initiative that strives to promote safe care of lethal means and encourages community conversation around mental wellness. If you would like to request the items and services below, contact lockandtalk@nrvcs.org.

  • Suicide prevention education
  • Mental health wellness education
  • Community training
  • Access to resources
  • Medication lock boxes and trigger and gun locks