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SUICIDE AWARENESS & PREVENTION – COMMUNITY EDUCATION MAY 23, 2017

FACES is hosting the Chesterfield Suicide Awareness and Prevention Coalition “The Coalition” will present “Raise Your Voice”, an original presentation that brings insight into recognizing the signs of someone who may be considering suicide and what to do when someone needs help.  “Raise Your Voice” also covers protective measures. Our Community Education Meeting begins at 7pm and ends at 8:30pm on […]

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MAY IS MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS MONTH

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May is National Mental Health Month and it raises awareness about mental illness.  1 in 4 people will experience a mental health crisis in their lifetime, yet these illnesses are still highly stigmatized.  Mental illnesses  such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, schizoaffective disorder or schizophrenia are common and treatable.  There is no shame in being […]

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VIRGINIA’S MENTAL HEALTH LAWS & TREATMENT OPTIONS plus 21st Century Cures Act Information.

Getting your loved one help in Virginia: In a psychiatric emergency, the more you know about your state’s laws and treatment options, the better prepared you will be to respond in the most effective way possible. These resources will help: Essential information on who may initiate proceedings leading to mandatory treatment State standards for emergency […]

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CUTTING EDGE TECHNOLOGY WORKING TO PREVENT SUICIDE & A HOTLINE

CUTTING EDGE TECHNOLOGY WORKING TO PREVENT SUICIDE & A HOTLINE

ALSO: WHAT SIGNS TO LOOK FOR IF YOU ARE WORRIED ABOUT A LOVED ONE CONSIDERING SUICIDE. Here are a few Suicide Prevention Apps that may make a difference.  Of course there is always the “old school”  National Suicide Prevention Lifeline   THE APPS: My3app Created in partnership with the California mental health services authority, this […]

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FACES RECIEVES COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP AWARD

On March 16th, Candy Watt and Patricia Myers, two of FACES co-founders, accepted an award on behalf of FACES.  Chesterfield Community Services Board honored FACES with a Community Partnership award at a lovely banquet held at Meadowbrook Country Club.   Several other organizations were honored for their collaborative work. FACES is proud to serve the Chesterfield community and treasures […]

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