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AFSP New Jersey

Suicide affects each state differently.

It doesn't take much to make a big difference, and there are opportunities for all levels of commitment.

Contact us to learn how you can get involved in your community. Volunteer with AFSP New Jersey


Elizabeth Roithmayr-Clemens

Area Director, New Jersey

(908) 514-6028

Michelle Vorpahl

Associate Area Director, New Jersey

(609) 234-1600

About the AFSP New Jersey chapter

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The New Jersey Chapter is fueled by the mission to save lives by providing education and support to the Garden State.

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.

Volunteering with the New Jersey Chapter

We always welcome new volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering with us, please fill out the form below: 

Weekly Quote

“Nothing can dim the light which shines from within.” — Maya Angelou

New Jersey Chapter Fiscal Year 2018-2019


At the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention our fiscal year runs from July 1st to June 30th. In June we like to take a look back at what we’ve accomplished throughout the year. This serves two purposes:
  1. To see how well we’ve done.
  2. To see what what we need to improve upon in our work.
This year, I wanted to share some information with all of you; our supporters, volunteers, our people that make us who we are. We realize that none of the work we do would be possible if it wasn’t for your donations, your time, your interest and your passion for suicide prevention….continue reading


AFSP’s National Leadership Conference

New Jersey won 2018 Outstanding Chapter Support of Research at AFSP’s National Leadership Conference! In 2018 NJ’s Out of the Darkness Community Walks saw over 9,400 walkers and raised more than $870,000! We couldn’t have done it without the phenomenal help of volunteers such as yourself!

Click here to read more about the National Leadership Conference.

For Urgent Assistance

If you or someone you know is in distress, please contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline for free confidential support and resources for prevention: 1-800-273-8255

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