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AFSP National Capital Area

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Ellen Shannon

Area Director, National Capital Area


About the AFSP National Capital Area chapter

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The National Capital Area Chapter serves the Northern Virginia and Washington, D.C. areas. Our board of directors and volunteers are very active in our communities advocating at the national, state and local levels; bringing suicide prevention educational programming to schools, organizations, businesses, and community groups; and supporting those touched by the tragedy of suicide through our loss and healing services. We are focused on achieving the bold goal of AFSP’s Project 2025: to reduce the suicide rate 20% by the year 2025. Please join our fight and our mission by supporting the National Capital Area Chapter

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.

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