American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) is the leading not-for-profit organization exclusively dedicated to understanding and preventing suicide through research, education and advocacy, and to reaching out to people with mental disorders and those impacted by suicide.

AFSP takes part in the following Five Core Strategies:

  • Fund scientific research
  • Offer education 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 involved them in the work of the foundation
Katelynn is a sitting board member on the Capital Region-AFSP.  This chapter of AFSP serves the 16 counties which surround the beautiful Capital Region of New York State: Albany, Clifton, Columbia, Essex, Franklin, Fulton, Greene, Hamilton, Montgomery, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, St. Lawrence, Warren and Washington.

AFSP currently consists of seven chapters throughout the state of New York: Long Island, Capital Region New York, Central New York, Hudson Valley New York, Westchester New York, Western New York and New York City.

For more information about AFSP, please visit

AFSP is always looking for volunteers!!

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