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AFSP Capital Region New York

The Capital Region NY Chapter of AFSP was formally chartered in May 2006 and serves 15 counties in northeastern New York State: Albany, Clinton, Columbia, Essex, Franklin, Fulton, Greene, Hamilton, Montgomery, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, St. Lawrence, Warren, Washington.

About the AFSP Capital Region New York Chapter

It's Mental Health Awareness Month!

All month long the AFSP Northeastern Division is offering free virtual programming open to all. Visit this link for details and to pre-register!

May Chapter Fundraising Events

Hike for Hope - Cody's Climb on May 19th

June is Pride Month

Scroll to our Upcoming Events section for virtual offerings of Talk Saves Lives for the LGBTQ+ Community being presented in June!

Walk With Us this Fall!

Interested in sponsorship? Email [email protected] for 2024 opportunities!

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.

The Capital Region Chapter of AFSP was formally chartered in May 2006 and serves 15 counties in Northeastern New York State. Since its inception, the chapter engages in a careful strategic planning process managed by a local Board of Directors who are committed to addressing the public health issue of suicide. Collectively, we embrace our responsibility to educate others about suicide prevention.  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.

Chapter contact

Missy Stolfi, M.Ed. (she/her)
Area Director, Capital Region New York
[email protected]
(518) 791-1544

Upcoming events and activities

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.

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.

L.E.T.S. Save Lives: An Introduction to Suicide Prevention for Black and African American Communities

L.E.T.S. Save Lives: An Introduction to Suicide Prevention for the Black Community is a presentation designed to reduce cultural stigma, foster conversations about mental health, and raise awareness of suicide prevention for individuals who identify as Black or African American.

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Stories and updates

Suicide Facts and Figures New York 2019

Suicide Prevention Advocates Raise Their Voices for Expanded Mental Health Services

Suicide is the tenth leading cause of death in the United States and the 12th leading cause of death in New York.