The grassroots work we do focuses on eliminating the loss of life from suicide by delivering prevention programs, educating the public, raising funds for suicide research and programs, & reaching out to individuals who have lost someone to suicide.
About the AFSP Missouri 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.
Upcoming events and activities
More Than Sad has taught over a million students and educators how to be smarter about mental health.
It’s Real is a documentary featuring the stories of six college students from across the country.
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.
Stories and updates
Meet our dedicated professionals – the volunteers who serve on our Board of Directors, as our Executive Committee and as Chairpersons of our Committees, plus our Regional Council Chairs. Their leadership and generosity make our work in Eastern Missouri possible.
Missouri launches new website for Missouri 988 suicide and crisis lifeline
Dozens of volunteers assembled Wednesday at the state Capitol for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s annual Mental Health Advocacy Day.
Suicide is the tenth leading cause of death in the United States and in Missouri.