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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 New York State.

About the AFSP Capital Region New York 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.

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.

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
Area Director, Capital Region New York
[email protected]
(518) 791-1544

Upcoming events and activities

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  • Skidmore College Campus Walk

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  • Talk Saves Lives - Siena College

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  • University at Albany Campus Walk

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  • Finding Hope: Guidance for Supporting Those at Risk

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  • SUNY Plattsburgh Campus Walk

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  • SUNY Adirondack Campus Walk

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  • Siena College Campus Walk

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  • Drag Away the Stigma

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  • Talk Saves Lives Latinx and Hispanic Communities

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  • Talk Saves Lives: Firearms

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  • Innovative Approaches for Improving the Transition from Hospitals to Schools: Supporting Youth During ...

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  • Hike for Hope - Cody's Climb

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  • North Country Walk

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  • Capital Region Walk for R.I.T.A.

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  • Schenectady Walk

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  • Columbia-Greene Walk

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

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