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Out of the Darkness Walks

AFSP Maryland

The work we do focuses on educating our communities about mental health and suicide prevention, advocating for public policy, and offering support for suicide loss survivors. Join us for the 11 Maryland Out of the Darkness Walks to fight suicide!

About the AFSP Maryland 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.

Chapter contact

Jennifer Murphy
Area Director,
[email protected]
202.770.8973

Upcoming events and activities

  • Talk Saves Lives: Presented Virtually by Maryland and Delaware Chapters

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  • AFSP 101: Volunteer Orientation for Maryland and Delaware Chapters

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  • Johns Hopkins University Campus Walk

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  • Univ. of Maryland Campus Walk

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  • Bowie State University Campus Walk

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  • Salisbury University Campus Walk

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  • Morgan State University Campus Walk

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  • UMBC Campus Walk

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  • Towson University Campus Walk

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

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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.

Healing Conversations:
Personal Support for Survivors of Suicide Loss

Healing Conversations gives survivors of suicide loss the opportunity to speak with volunteers, who are themselves loss survivors.

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Stories and updates

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Suicide Prevention Advocates to Visit Annapolis to Bring Awareness to Mental Health

The AFSP Maryland State Capitol Day is a special day for all who have a connection with or a personal connection to suicide.

Suicide Facts and Figures: Maryland 2018

Suicide Prevention Advocates to Visit Annapolis

Suicide is the tenth leading cause of death in the United States, and it is the eleventh leading cause of death in Maryland.