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AFSP Massachusetts

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.


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.


Hosting an awareness event or fundraising for AFSP? Please complete our Materials & Giveaways Request Form to have educational resources sent directly to you!


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.


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 A portion of every purchase you make will go to support local and national suicide prevention efforts.

Upcoming events and activities

  • Featured Event

    A Sip in the Park @ Fenway Park

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  • Soul Shop for Leaders

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  • Bridgewater State University Campus Walk

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  • UMass Amherst Campus 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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I've lost someone

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.

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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.

Join the AFSP Massachusetts Chapter

Stories and updates

Volunteers from AFSP Massachusetts

Massachusetts Brings Home the Awards

AFSP Chapter Leadership Conference 2023

Mental Health and Covid-19

Outreach to our Communities Amidst COVID-19

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.

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Delivering Talk Saves Lives en Español

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 Facts and Figures Massachusetts 2018

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.

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Advocates Urge Massachusetts Lawmakers to Fund & Expand Suicide Prevention Services

Suicide is the tenth leading cause of death in the United States, and it is the thirteenth leading cause of death in Massachusetts.

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Bringing Prevention to the Church

This piece originally appeared as a Volunteer Spotlight Story in AFSP’s 2018 Annual Report.