As a member of the community here in Prince William County, we at GTA are very sorry to hear about the loss of four Prince William County students over the past few days.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to the students’ families and friends.  Below is a list of resources for those who may struggling with the loss of a loved one or who may be in crisis.


Grief Resources

Dougy Provides support in a safe place where children, teens, young adults, and their families grieving a death can share their experiences

Band Back Together Teen resources on grief, loss, and death

Compassionate Friends  Mission is to assist families toward the positive resolution of grief following the death of a child of any age and to provide information to help others be supportive.  Site includes a chapter locater for finding a local group in your city.


Crisis Resources

Crisis Text Line 24 hour/7 days a week support hotline over text messaging.  Users can text ‘START’ to 741-741 to begin the conversation

Prince William County Emergency mental health and crisis intervention services: Manassas 703-792-7800; Woodbridge 703-792-4900

The Josh Anderson Foundation Mission is to provide teens with the mental health education, resources and support so that they will not turn to suicide

Eight Stories Up: An Adolescent Chooses Hope over Suicide Book discussing suicide prevention for youth