AFSP Alabama is committed to our mission of saving lives and bringing hope to those affected by suicide throughout the state.
About the AFSP Alabama 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.
Our chapter is based in Birmingham but serves all of Alabama. Our mailing address is:
1034 Main Street #319
Gardendale, AL 35071
It’s Real is a documentary featuring the stories of six college students from across the country.
Talk Saves Lives: An Introduction to Suicide Prevention is a community-based presentation that covers the general scope of suicide, the research on prevention, and what people can do to fight suicide.
The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention has developed two programs related to lived experience: Introduction to Supporting Those at Risk and Finding Hope: Guidance for Supporting Those at Risk.
Stories and updates
Angela Stowe, Director of Student Counseling Services and Wellness Promotion at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, oversaw the presentation of the AFSP-produced documentary It’s Real: College Students and Mental Health on her campus this past year.
On May 5th, attendees of the Stronger Communities: LGBTQ+ Suicide Prevention Conference in Birmingham, Alabama came from across the state to take part in the day-long program hosted by the Alabama chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.
I decided I could create some meaning for myself by telling my story, in the hopes that it would make a difference in someone else’s life.
Suicide is the tenth leading cause of death in the United States, and it is the 11th leading cause of death in Alabama.