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AFSP Greater Central New York

Living the mission to save lives and bring HOPE to those affected by suicide in the Greater Central NY Region

About the AFSP Greater Central 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 Greater Central NY Chapter includes the following Counties: Broome, Cayuga, Chenango, Cortland, Delaware, Herkimer, Lewis, Jefferson, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga, Oswego, Otsego, Schoharie, Tioga, and Tompkins.

Meet your Greater Central New York Chapter Board! Welcome Video 

Chapter contact

Karen Heisig
Area Director
[email protected]

Upcoming events and activities

Bring suicide prevention to your school

Find a list of American Foundation for Suicide Prevention programs that you can bring to your school or university

Community programs

Find a full list of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention's community programs for suicide prevention

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Get help

Find support for yourself or those who may be at risk for suicide

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Learn the facts

Learn about suicide, including risk factors and warning signs, statistics and treatment, and how to report about it responsibly.

Take pride in your mental health journey

LGBTQ mental health and suicide prevention

AFSP is dedicated to preventing suicide among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) people. As a public health organization, AFSP believes that it is our individual and collective responsibility to support the mental health and wellbeing of LGBTQ people.

Join the AFSP Greater Central New York Chapter