The AFSP Massachusetts Chapter is fueled by the mission to SAVE LIVES and bring HOPE to those affected by suicide across the Bay State.
About the AFSP Massachusetts Chapter
As a part of AFSP’s growing nationwide network of chapters, the AFSP Massachusetts Chapter brings 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.
Not from Massachusetts? Click here to find your local AFSP Chapter.
💙 REQUEST A PROGRAM
The AFSP Massachusetts 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 Program Request Form.
💚 REQUEST EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS
Hosting an awareness event or fundraising for AFSP? Please complete our Materials & Giveaways Request Form to have educational resources sent directly to you!
💛 REQUEST WALK MATERIALS
Are you participating in an upcoming Out of the Darkness Campus or Community Wlak? Help promote the event by sharing event flyers and AFSP resources! Please complete our Campus Walk Materials Request Form or Communty Walk Materials Request Form.
💜 GIVE BACK PARTNER
We are so excited to announce an apparel partnership with happii! Founded by a mom with depression and anxiety, happii's mission is to support your mental health through positive affirmations that you can wear and see daily. Some of our favorite designs include You Are Enough, Shine in the Darkness, and KEEP GO;NG. Check out these designs and more at happii.today. A portion of every purchase you make will go to support local and national suicide prevention efforts.
You are not alone. Suicide affects millions each year, and thanks to our donors and volunteers—many of whom are loss survivors themselves—we can provide these resources to help you heal.
Stories and updates
Your AFSP MA family is thinking of you and hoping that you are healthy and safe during this challenging time. We are all struggling to cope, understand and live under difficult constraints which affect our mental and physical health. Please know that you are not alone, and AFSP is here to help.
Mental health and suicide are topics that are not spoken about enough in the Latinx community, though suicide has always impacted us. It’s exciting to me that AFSP’s Talk Saves Lives education program is available in Spanish.
Suicide Prevention Advocates Urge Lawmakers to Fund Suicide Prevention Efforts Across the Commonwealth
Suicide is the tenth leading cause of death in the United States and the 12th leading cause of death in Massachusetts.
Suicide is the tenth leading cause of death in the United States, and it is the thirteenth leading cause of death in Massachusetts.