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AFSP Central Florida

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.

About the AFSP Central Florida 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.

Walk With Us!

Volusia County Community Walk, Kenneth W. Parker Amphitheater, Sunday, September 29, 2024

Brevard County Community Walk, Wickham Park, Saturday, November 2, 2024

Polk County Community Walk, Lake Parker Park, Saturday, November 16, 2024

Orlando Community Walk, Baldwin Park, Saturday, February 1, 2025

Volunteering with the Central Florida Chapter

We are always looking for people who are passionate about suicide prevention to join our wonderful team of volunteers. We are flexible with the roles and the time you can give to the cause. Our volunteers are the heart of the organization, and make all that we do possible. If you are interested in volunteering with us, please complete our Volunteer Application.

Program Schedule

Learn about upcoming programs at the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Central Florida Chapter, including virtually delivered programs by clicking HERE.

Request a Program

The AFSP Central Florida Chapter offers many community programs for suicide prevention to individuals, organizations, and employers across Central Florida. If you or the group you represent is interested in hosting a presentation, educational program, or professional training, please complete our Program Request Form.

Request Educational Materials

Hosting an awareness event or fundraising for AFSP within your school or local community? Please complete our Resources and Materials Request Form to have educational resources sent directly to you!

For Urgent Assistance

If you or someone you know is struggling or in crisis, help is available. Call or text 9-8-8 or chat 988lifeline.org.

Chapter contact

Tara Sullivan Larsen
Executive Director, Central and Southern Florida
[email protected]
(407) 415-8757
Jessica Toy
Programs Manager
[email protected]
(863) 944-8866
Terri Neil
Special Events Manager
[email protected]
(813) 294-3289

Upcoming events and activities

  • Finding Hope: Guidance for Supporting Those at Risk (FLCS)

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  • Talk Saves Lives (FLCS)

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  • More Than Sad: Suicide Prevention Education for Parents and Caregivers (FLCS)

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  • Talk Saves Lives Latinx (FLCS)

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  • Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)- Central FL (FLCS)

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  • Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)- Central FL (FLCS)

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

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  • It's Real: Teens and Mental Health for High School Students (FLCS)

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  • Central Florida Chapter Volunteer Orientation

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  • Finding Hope: Guidance for Supporting Those at Risk (FLCS)

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  • Talk Saves Lives Latinx (FLCS)

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  • Central Florida Ride to Fight Suicide

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  • Talk Saves Lives (FLCS)

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  • Volusia County Walk

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  • More Than Sad: Suicide Prevention Education for Parents and Caregivers (FLCS)

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  • Central Florida Chapter Volunteer Orientation

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  • Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend

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  • Brevard County Walk

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  • Polk County Walk

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  • Central Florida Chapter Volunteer Orientation

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  • 2025 WALT DISNEY WORLD® Marathon Weekend

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  • Orlando Walk

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  • Central Florida Volunteer Orientation

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

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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™

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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Stories and updates

ASIST

Programs-Central Florida

Learn about upcoming programs at the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Central Florida Chapter, including virtually delivered programs.

Florida Circle of Hope

Florida Circle of Hope - Central Florida Chapter

Circle of Hope is a passionate group of individuals dedicated to funding efforts to prevent suicide through a personal gift to the Central Florida Chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

Danyel Lieberman

Meet Our Board Members: Danyel Lieberman

Get to know your AFSP Central Florida Board Chair, Danyel

Marsha De Almeida

Meet Our Board Members: Marsha De Almeida

Meet Marsha Mena LCSW - Central Florida Chapter Board Member and Volunteer Coordinator

Deborah Fuchs Kofkin

Meet Our Board Members: Deborah Kofkin

Get to know AFSP Central Florida Board Member, Deborah

Traci Stonecypher

Meet Our Board Members: Traci Stonecypher

Meet Traci - Central Florida Chapter Board Member and Volusia County Walk Chair