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American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Michigan Chapter

AFSP Michigan

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 Michigan 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 part of the AFSP 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

Anne Perry
Area Director, Michigan
[email protected]
8107017790

Upcoming events and activities

  • AFSP MI/Volunteer 101 (March)

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  • MI Talk Saves Lives (March)

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  • MI AFSP/Volunteer 101 (April)

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  • The University of Olivet Campus Walk

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  • Oakland University Campus Walk

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  • University of Michigan Campus Walk

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  • AFSP MI State Capitol Day 2024

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  • Michigan State University Campus Walk

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  • MI Talk Saves Lives (April)

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  • Support Group Facilitator Training

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  • Holly High School Campus Walk

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  • Support Group Facilitator Training

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  • MI AFSP/Volunteer 101 (May)

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  • Soul Shop, Spring

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  • MI Talk Saves Lives (May)

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  • Oakland/Rochester/Macomb Walk

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  • Northeast Michigan Walk

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  • Grand Rapids/West Michigan Walk

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  • Traverse City/Northern Michigan Walk

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  • Downriver Walk

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  • Lansing / Capital Area Walk

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

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Stories and updates

Resources & Programs

East Central Division Programs

Explore all of the programs that the East Central Division of AFSP has to offer! Request a program today!

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A Program a Day in May: Bringing Suicide Prevention Efforts to Our Local Community

With A Program a Day in May, our goal was to reduce the stigma and myths surrounding mental health by educating our communities. We partnered with school districts, community organizations, and individuals seeking to become smarter about mental health and suicide prevention.

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Changing the Conversation on Suicide in the Black Community

I am a Black woman, and in our community, suicide is largely taboo. It is time for that mindset to be eradicated. I am doing my best to bring about the conversation of suicide prevention in our untapped populations, especially those of color.

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Top Ten Tips for Organizing an Awesome Out of the Darkness Campus Walk at Your School

Here are some strategies other students can use to make their own Campus Walks more successful than they ever thought possible!

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Introducing AFSP’s Newest Public Policy Council Members: What Advocacy Means to Them

In June of 2021, the Council welcomed three new council members: Alex Byrd Spencer (Sacramento, CA); Corbin Standley (Lansing, MI); and Jennifer Butler (Columbia, SC). Each have served on Chapter Boards, organized walks and other events, and shared their personal connections to the cause as field advocates.

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Advocates Urge Lawmakers to Be the Voice for Mental Health in Michigan Today

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