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AFSP Central Texas

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 Texas 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.

Out of the Darkness Community Walk Update

Our signature events here in Texas are our Out of the Darkness Community Walks. These events bring people together, help spread hope, and help raise funds for our key efforts around support, advocacy, research, and education for communities across Texas and around the country. In planning these events, safety has been our number one priority. We have been working diligently to ensure everyone can experience these events in a way that builds community and spreads the hope we have all come to expect at these events.

We invite you to join us this fall for Texas Together to Fight Suicide, a statewide initiative for Texans, featuring suicide prevention and volunteer trainings, opportunities to share your story while honoring our loved ones, actionable awareness activities that you can be a part of, as well as virtual platforms for participants across the state to connect with other teams and individuals passionate about suicide prevention and mental health. 

For more information, visit afsp.org/texas 
To see what safe, in person events are being held in your area, visit our event page find an Out of the Darkness Experience near you. 

Chapter contact:

Jayne Whisnant
Area Director, Central Texas
jwhisnant@afsp.org
(512) 529-9622

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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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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An introduction to firearms and suicide prevention

There is promising evidence that providing suicide prevention training for those who influence a specific community can reduce the suicide risk for that community.

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