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The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) is the leader in the fight against suicide. We fund research, create educational programs, advocate for public policy, and support survivors of suicide loss. Led by CEO Robert Gebbia and headquartered in New York, AFSP has 67 local chapters with programs and events nationwide. To fully achieve its mission, AFSP engages in the following Five Core Strategies: Fund scientific research Offer educational programs for professionals Educate the public about mood disorders and suicide prevention Promote policies and legislation that impact suicide and prevention Provide programs and resources for survivors of suicide loss and people at risk, and involve them in the work of the Foundation
The grassroots work we do focuses on eliminating the loss of life from suicide by: delivering innovative prevention programs, educating the public about risk factors and warning signs, raising funds for suicide research and programs, and reaching out to those individuals who have lost someone to suicide.
As a part of AFSP’s growing nationwide network of chapters, we bring together people from all backgrounds who want to prevent suicide in our communities. Families and friends who have lost someone to suicide, people with lived experience, mental health professionals, clergy, educators, students, community/business leaders, and many others energize our chapter.
As an official AFSP chapter since 2010, we have been very active and instrumental in helping to raise awareness of the serious problem of depression and suicide in our communities and state. Through our Out of the Darkness Walks and other fundraising activities, we have raised over $300,000 dollars for research and programs that help to prevent suicide.
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