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Out of the Darkness Walks

AFSP Delaware

The work we do focuses on educating our communities about mental health and suicide prevention, advocating for public policy, and offering support for suicide loss survivors. Join us for the annual Dover and Wilmington Out of the Darkness Walk!

About the AFSP Delaware Chapter

The Delaware DMV now offers a customized suicide prevention license plate to help raise awareness for mental health and suicide prevention. A specialty license plate costs $50 per registration (one-time payment) and $35 of each plate purchased go directly to AFSP Delaware to support our lifesaving work. The license plate is a great way to help #stopsuicide in Delaware and beyond!

Start the Application Process HERE
Select Background Type: Suicide Prevention

We thank the Staley Family for initiating this process in honor of their brother, brother-in-law, and uncle Jason, who died by suicide in 2020.

Chapter contact

Jennifer Murphy
Area Director, Delaware and Maryland
[email protected]

Upcoming events and activities

  • Talk Saves Lives - LGBTQ+ Communities

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  • AFSP 101: Volunteer Orientation for Maryland and Delaware Chapters

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  • Wilmington DE Walk

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  • Milford DE Walk

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

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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.

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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Stories and updates

The Rev. Charles Lane Cowen attending a Stronger Communities: LBGTQ+ Suicide Prevention conference.

Finding Hope Through Religion: Together, We Can Stop Suicide in the Queer Community

As a queer Christian, I see how much pain and suffering my queer siblings face, and the statistics around suicide in the LGBTQ community are heartbreaking. Through organizations such as AFSP and The Trevor Project, I have learned so much about suicide prevention in the LGBTQ community.

Volunteer Spotlight: Victoria Sweeney

Volunteer Spotlight: Victoria Sweeney, on How to Talk About Suicide

To get involved, find your local chapter and check out the volunteer opportunities at the array of programs and events offered year-round!

Suicide Facts and Figures: Delaware 2018

AFSP Suicide Prevention Advocates Hold First State Capitol Day in Dover

Suicide is the tenth leading cause of death in the United States and the eleventh leading cause of death in Delaware.