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AFSP Mississippi

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 Mississippi 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.

We need your help to grow our mission in Mississippi! Contact Meghan at [email protected] or 504-220-6100 to learn more about how you can make in impact! 

Volunteer opportunities: 

  • Out of the Darkness Walks 
    • Start or join a team at a walk near you
    • Sponsor an event
    • Help plan a community walk near you. Recruit sponsors and teams, coordinate logisticis, help with marketing, and more! 
    • Volunteer at a walk
  • Prevention Education 
    • Become a program presenter  
    • Help us bring prevention education to schools, organziations, and communities across the state
    • Distribute AFSP prevention education materials at health fairs, festivals, and community events 
  • Advocacy & Public Policy  
    • Join as a volunteer advocate to use your voice 
    • Help plan and/or attend the annual Behavioral Health Day at the Capitol in Baton Rouge 
    • Join our Public Policy committee to help grow advocay efforts in the state 
    • Help grow advocacy efforts by joining our Advocacy/Public Policy committee 
  • Loss & Healing 
    • Become a trained Healing Conversations volunteer and help newly breaved individuals 
    • Join our International Survivors of Suicide Loss Planning committee 
  • Special Events 
    • Participate in the Crescent Classic 10k and run to save lives.
    • Join our chapter Fundraising Committee to help fuel our mission.
    • Help secure grants and major donations.
    • Start a DIY event in your community 

Chapter contact

Meghan Goldbeck
Executive Director, Louisiana and Mississippi
[email protected]
504-220-6100
Clara Carruth
Programs Manager
[email protected]
929-837-1670

Upcoming events and activities

  • Talk Saves Lives LA/MS

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  • Introduction to Supporting Those At Risk - LA/MS

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  • Talk Saves Lives - LA/MS

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  • It's Real Teens Training for Presenters 12 pm

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  • It's Real Teens Training for Presenters

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  • Talk Saves Lives: Firearms and Suicide Prevention - LA/MS

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  • Talk Saves Lives - LA/MS

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  • Talk Saves Lives LA/MS

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  • Hub City 5k for Life

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  • Talk Saves Lives LA/MS

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  • Oxford Walk

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  • Central Mississippi Walk

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  • North Mississippi Walk

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  • Mississippi Gulf Coast Walk

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  • Looking for even more? See all AFSP virtual programs 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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AFSP is dedicated to preventing suicide among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) people. As a public health organization, AFSP believes that it is our individual and collective responsibility to support the mental health and wellbeing of LGBTQ people.

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