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2024 AFSP-NCAC Chapter Leadership Awards

AFSP National Capital Area

The AFSP National Capital Area Chapter serves the Northern Virginia and Washington, D.C. areas.

About the AFSP National Capital Area Chapter

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention's (AFSP) mission is to save lives and bring hope to those affected by suicide. With a nationwide presence, we lead the fight to stop suicide through research, education and community programs, advocacy, and support for those impacted by suicide. The National Capital Area Chapter (NCAC) serves Northern Virginia and Washington, D.C., working to create a culture in our community that is smart about mental health.

We here at the AFSP-NCAC are at the forefront of suicide prevention. As a voluntary organization, our grassroots efforts engage families, mental health professionals, community and local business leaders, school administrators, and others interested in supporting our mission. Funds raised support our lifesaving work.

Please join us in the fight to stop suicide and give the gift of hope by volunteering, registering for an event or program, advocating, donating, sponsoring, or sharing about our organization!

2023 NCAC Impact Flyer

The National Capital Area Out of the Darkness Community Walks, presented by Leidos, give people the courage to open up about their own struggle or loss, and the platform to change our culture’s approach to mental health. Find your local event and follow the link to register and support: 9/8 Prince William, 9/14 Loudoun, 9/29 Fairfax, 10/19 Washington, D.C. Sponsorship opportunities available!

Chapter contact

Ellen Shannon
Executive Director
[email protected]
Kelly Mahoney
Special Events Manager
[email protected]
AFSP does not provide crisis response services.
If you or someone you know is in crisis or needs immediate support, please contact the Suicide & Crisis Lifeline at 988.
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Dial 988

Upcoming events and activities

  • 2024 Capital Pride Parade: Walk w. AFSP!

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  • It's Real: College Students and Mental Health (Presented by AFSP-NCAC)

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  • Talk Saves Lives: An Introduction to LGBTQ+ Suicide Prevention (Presented by AFSP-NCAC)

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  • Talk Saves Lives: An Introduction to Suicide Prevention (presented by AFSP-NCAC)

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  • Prince William Walk

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  • Loudoun Walk

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  • Fairfax Walk

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  • Washington DC 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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It’s Real

It’s Real is a documentary featuring the stories of six college students from across the country.

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More Than Sad

More Than Sad has taught over a million students and educators how to be smarter about mental health.

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Stories and updates

AFSP-NCAC Out of the Darkness Community Walks

National Capital Area Community Walks Fight Suicide: Register Today!

Join the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention in the fight to stop suicide. Register today for an Out of the Darkness Community Walk near you!

National Capital Area Chapter Celebrates Four AFSP National Awards

National Capital Area Chapter Celebrates Four AFSP National Awards

Thanks to our dedicated volunteers and supporters, the AFSP National Capital Area Chapter is honored to be recognized with the following 2024 AFSP National Awards: Chapter of the Year: Large Market, Outstanding, Chapter Public Relations, #7 Top Fundraising Walk: Washington, D.C., Century Club Walk: Fairfax, VA!

Washington, D.C. Out of the Darkness Walk

Volunteering with AFSP-NCAC!

When you volunteer with AFSP-NCAC, you join thousands who share your passion for saving lives and bringing hope to those affected by suicide. Learn more about how to get involved, and become a critical part of our mission.

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Local Resources for Seeking Help / Encontrar Ayuda

Learn more about local suicide prevention resources for those struggling and looking for mental health support in the national capital area.

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Local Resources for Loss Survivors in the National Capital Area

View information about local resources for those who have been affected by suicide loss living in the National Capital Area (Washington, D.C. metro area and Northern Virginia).

2024 NCAC Board Retreat

Meet the NCAC Leadership

Meet the AFSP NCAC Board of Directors, striving toward a world without suicide one step at a time right here in the National Capital Area!