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AFSP Arkansas

The work we do focuses on eliminating the loss of life from suicide by: delivering innovative prevention programs, educating the public, raising funds for suicide research and programs, and reaching out to those who have lost someone to suicide.

About the AFSP Arkansas Chapter

Welcome to the Arkansas Chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention where our mission is to Save Lives and Bring Hope to Those Affected by 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.

The Arkansas Chapter was honored to receive the 2024 Outstanding Education and Programs Award at the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Leadership Conference in January. We thank all our volunteers, sponsors, donors, and supporters for making this recognition possible!

Prevention Education Request Form

Event Tabling Request Form

Chapter contact

Jacqueline Sharp
Area Director
[email protected]
(501) 297-8016
Dawn Porter
Programs Manager
[email protected]
(501) 430-0314

Upcoming events and activities

  • Featured Event

    Arkansas State Capitol Day Event

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  • Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)

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  • Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)

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  • Rogers Public Schools Campus Walk

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  • Theta Chi Campus Walk at the University of Arkansas

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  • Arkansas Tech University Campus Walk

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  • UCA/Hendrix Campus Walk

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  • Soul Shop for Black Churces

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  • University of Arkansas - Little Rock Campus Walk

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  • NWA Ride to Fight Suicide 2024

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  • Northwest Arkansas Walk

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  • Texarkana Walk

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

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I've lost someone

You are not alone. Suicide affects millions each year, and thanks to our donors and volunteers—many of whom are loss survivors themselves—we can provide these resources to help you heal.

Advocate for suicide prevention

Learn how American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Volunteer Advocates are helping our public policy office in Washington, D.C. to pass suicide prevention policies that will save lives.

Join the AFSP Arkansas Chapter

Stories and updates

Board Retreat 2024

Meet the Arkansas Chapter Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors work to develop resources and implement programs and activities within the state of Arkansas to save lives and bring hope to those affected by suicide.

Junior Board

Meet the Arkansas Junior Board of Directors

Our Junior Board of Directors work with our Chapter Board to develop resources and implement programs and activities within the state of Arkansas to save lives and bring hope to those affected by suicide

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Blue & You Foundation Awards a Three-Year Grant to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

Arkansas Chapter of AFSP receives three-year grant to cover the cost of suicide prevention education programs, support programs, and research connection programs.

Dawn Porter

Meet Our Programs Manager, Dawn Porter

Dawn Porter, Arkansas Chapter Programs Manager Bio and Information

Karen Pantello

Sometimes Blessings Can Come From Tragedies

AFSP Arkansas - Meet our Board Chair, Karen Pantello

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Jeremiah Davenport Raises Awareness & Funds for Suicide Prevention

Jeremiah Davenport & the AAC Raise Awareness and Funds for Suicide Prevention