The work we do focuses on eliminating the loss of life from suicide by: delivering innovative prevention programs, educating the public, raising funds for suicide research and programs, and reaching out to those who have lost someone to suicide.
About the AFSP Maine Chapter
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 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.
Join the Movement to #StopSuicide
REQUEST A PROGRAM
The AFSP Maine Chapter offers many community programs for suicide prevention to individuals, organizations, and employers across the state. If you - or the group that you represent - is interested in hosting a presentation, educational program or professional training, please complete our Programs Request Form.
REQUEST EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS
Hosting an awareness event or fundraising for AFSP? Please complete our Materials & Giveaways Request Form and we will send educational resources directly to you!
For Immediate Assistance
If you think someone is thinking about suicide, assume you are the only one who will reach out. Here’s how to talk to someone who may be struggling with their mental health.
AFSP supports increases in federal and state funding for the 988 crisis response system, including the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline and its network of independently operated state and local crisis centers.
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
All of our chapter operations are made possible with the dedication of volunteers across the State. Join us in our mission to #StopSuicide!
Interested in volunteering? View the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Maine Chapter Special Events Calendar to See Day-Of Volunteer Opportunities and Sign-Up to Help #StopSuicide.
If you have lost a loved one to suicide, here are some resources that can help.