American Foundation for Suicide Prevention


  • Overview of Organization and Services:
    Established in 1987, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) is a voluntary health organization that gives those affected by suicide a nationwide community empowered by research, education and advocacy to take action against this leading cause of death.

    AFSP's mission is dedicated to saving lives and bringing hope to those affected by suicide. AFSP engages with families, mental health professionals, community and local business leaders, school administrators and others interested in preventing suicide.

    AFSP creates a culture that’s smart about mental health by engaging in the following core strategies:

    Funding scientific research to improve interventions and train clinicians in suicide prevention
    Educating the public about mental health and suicide prevention
    Advocating for public policies in mental health and suicide prevention
    Supporting survivors of suicide loss and those affected by suicide in our mission

    Whether you’ve lost someone or are struggling with suicidal thinking—you are not alone. We bring people who have been affected by suicide out of the darkness, and give them opportunities to help others.

    AFSP does not provide its own crisis hotline service.

    If you are in crisis, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or contact the Crisis Text Line by texting TALK to 741741.

  • Additional Info:
    Local AFSP Chapters

    With local programs and events in all 50 states, AFSP’s chapters are at the forefront of suicide prevention.

    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, vulnerable individuals, mental health professionals, clergy, educators, students, community/business leaders, and many others energize our chapter.

    To find a local AFSP Chapter go to:


  • Demographics Served:
    Adults: 19+, Children: 12 and under, Families, Seniors: 60+, Youth: 13-18
  • City/Towns Served:
    Amesbury, Newbury (incl. Byfield), Newburyport, Rowley, Salisbury, West Newbury
  • Types of Services Provided:
    Suicide Prevention


  • Address: 119 Water Street, 11th Floor New York, NY 10038
  • Phone: 1-800-273-8255 for National Suicide Prevention Lifeline or 1-888-333-2377 for National Office or Crisis Text Line by texting TALK to 741741
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