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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 two awards at the 2022 Leadership Conference in April. Chapter volunteers were on hand to accept awards for the following:

2021 Outstanding Chapter Non-event Fundraising

2021 Chapter of the Year Small Market

We thank all our volunteers, sponsors, donors and supporters for making this recognition possible.

Chapter contact:

Jacqueline Sharp
Area Director
[email protected]
(501) 297-8016

Upcoming events

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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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.

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Advocate for suicide prevention

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

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May is Mental Health Awareness Month

This May for Mental Health Awareness Month, we’re sending the message that no one’s mental health is fully supported until everyone’s mental health is fully supported. For our #MentalHealth4All campaign, we’re encouraging everyone to take one simple action for their own and others’ mental health.

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Find a mental health professional

Who is a mental health professional, and how can they help? This page provides an overview, and resources for finding mental health providers in your area.

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Healing Conversations:
Personal Support for Survivors of Suicide Loss

Healing Conversations gives survivors of suicide loss the opportunity to speak with volunteers, who are themselves loss survivors.

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Bring suicide prevention to your school

Find a list of American Foundation for Suicide Prevention programs that you can bring to your school or university

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