Che Hernandez serves as AFSP San Diego Chapter Board Chair. After the tragic suicide of his nephew, Austin, in 2009, Che serves the community in suicide prevention, suicide survivor support, and advocates for mental health stigma reduction and mental wellness.
He is a suicide prevention & intervention trainer to instruct how anyone can engage with someone at risk through Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST), and SafeTALK.
Che is 2019 recipient of the Sandy Martin Grassroots Award for his public policy efforts advocating for Suicide Prevention and Mental Health.
If you would like to discuss any aspect of AFSP San Diego Chapter and its activities please contact Che at SanDiego@afsp.org