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FY24 Portland

AFSP Maine

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


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.


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 or someone you know is struggling or in crisis, Please call or text the Suicide and Crisis Lifeline at 9-8-8.

Chapter contact

Shamera Simpson
Executive Director
[email protected]
Nick Marold
Special Events Manager
[email protected]
Valerie Moyer
Programs Manager
[email protected]

Upcoming events and activities

  • Husson University Campus Walk

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  • University of New England Campus Walk

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  • Talk Saves Lives Latinx and Hispanic Communities

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  • NH and Maine Volunteer Orientation

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  • Talk Saves Lives: Firearms

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  • Paws for Prevention - Maine

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  • Greater Portland Maine Area Walk

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  • St. John Valley Walk

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  • Bangor Walk

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

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Get help

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

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When someone is at risk

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.

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988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline

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.

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More Than Sad

More Than Sad has taught over a million students and educators how to be smarter about mental health.

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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.

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Stories and updates

Together to Save Lives

AFSP Maine Volunteer Roles

All of our chapter operations are made possible with the dedication of volunteers across the State. Join us in our mission to #StopSuicide!

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Volunteer With Us

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.

You Are Not Alone

Maine Local Resources for Survivors of Suicide Loss

If you have lost a loved one to suicide, here are some resources that can help.

Suicide Facts and Figures: Maine 2018

Suicide Prevention Advocates Gather in Augusta for AFSP State Capitol Day

Suicide is the tenth leading cause of death in the United States and the ninth leading cause of death in Maine.