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AFSP Alaska

As a part of AFSP’s growing worldwide network of chapters, we bring together people from all backgrounds who want to prevent suicide in our communities.

About the AFSP Alaska 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.

Land Acknowledgment 

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention – Alaska Chapter would like to acknowledge the more than 230 Alaska Native tribes indigenous to the unceded lands we now reside on.

We recognize the unjust actions and historical traumas that have occurred throughout generations. We honor the relationship between Alaska's first people, who are the original and rightful stewards of their traditional homelands.

We desire to work toward a collaborative effort to accomplish our mission to save lives and bring hope to those affected by suicide, with honor and respect for the traditions, culture, and sovereignty of Alaska Native people across this great state.

We offer our gratitude and say thank you. 

Alaska Board Members:

  • Carmell Engebretson – Treasurer
  • Don Graves – Secretary
  • Jim Biela – Field Ambassador/ Healing Conversations Coordinator/National Public Policy Council Member
  • Jeremy Landreth - Anchorage Walk Chair - Field Ambassador Co-chair
  • June Mahler - Mat-Su Valley Walk Chair
  • Mia Carson
  • Victoria Taylor – Chair

Chapter Email: [email protected] 

Chapter contact:

Dustin Morris
Area Director, Alaska
[email protected]
(907) 201-9273

Upcoming events

More Than Sad

More Than Sad has taught over a million students and educators how to be smarter about mental health.

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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 TM

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.

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