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AFSP Illinois

The Illinois Chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention focuses on eliminating the loss of life from suicide through education, research, outreach, and advocacy.

About the AFSP Illinois 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.


Bring Education to Your Community

Order FREE suicide prevention materials

Request a Speaker to Present AFSP Programs

Conversations of Courage: a caregiver-guided activity journal for the child of suicide loss

Get Involved!

Out of the Darkness Chicagoland Walk - walk, volunteer, sponsor or donate!

Community Walks



For further information or inquiries, email [email protected]. For media inquiries please contact The Ripson Group at 312-493-5921.

Supporting AFSP allows the organization to continue its important work to help save lives and bring hope to those affected by suicide. AFSP focuses on support, advocacy, research and education initiatives to raise awareness about suicide prevention.

Chapter contact:

Angela Cummings
Executive Director
[email protected]

Upcoming events

Learn about suicide prevention research

Thanks to our donors, we are the largest private funder of suicide prevention research

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Become an advocate for suicide prevention

By signing up as an AFSP Field Advocate, you will become a vital part of a large grassroots movement of people across the U.S. who are speaking out for suicide prevention and mental health policies at all levels of government.

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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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