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AFSP Alabama

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:

AFSP Alabama
1034 Main Street #319
Gardendale, AL 35071

Chapter contact

Meesha Emmett
Alabama Area Director
[email protected]
205-778-8284

Upcoming events and activities

  • Athens State University Campus Walk

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  • University of Alabama in Huntsville Campus Walk

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  • South Alabama Walk

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  • Looking for even more? See all AFSP virtual programs across the country.

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It’s Real

It’s Real is a documentary featuring the stories of six college students from across the country.

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Talk Saves Lives™

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.

Lived experience programs

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.

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Stories and updates

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Volunteer Spotlight: Angela M. Stowe & It’s Real at the University of Alabama at Birmingham

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.

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Conference in Alabama Spotlights Suicide Prevention for the LGBTQ+ Community

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.

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Racing Toward Awareness

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.

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Advocates to Visit Montgomery to Be the Voice for Suicide Prevention

Suicide is the tenth leading cause of death in the United States, and it is the 11th leading cause of death in Alabama.

Suicide Facts and Figures: Alabama 2018

Advocates Gather in Montgomery to Be the Voice for Suicide Prevention

Suicide is the tenth leading cause of death in the United States and the 11th leading cause of death in Alabama.