AFSP Greater Sacramento
The Greater Sacramento Chapter is proud to represent the communities from the Oregon border to the Sacramento Valley.
About the AFSP Greater Sacramento Chapter
The Greater Sacramento Chapter is proud to represent the communities from the Oregon border to the Sacramento Valley. We are active throughout the year with educational, programmatic, and outreach activities as well as the 7 Out of the Darkness Community & Campus Walks each fall & 5 Survivor Day sites each November.
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.
More Than Sad has taught over a million students and educators how to be smarter about mental health.
It’s Real is a documentary featuring the stories of six college students from across the country.
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.
Stories and updates
In June of 2021, the Council welcomed three new council members: Alex Byrd Spencer (Sacramento, CA); Corbin Standley (Lansing, MI); and Jennifer Butler (Columbia, SC). Each have served on Chapter Boards, organized walks and other events, and shared their personal connections to the cause as field advocates.