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AFSP National Capital Area

The 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 (AFSP) is dedicated to saving lives and bringing hope to those affected by suicide. AFSP has local chapters in all 50 states and the District of Columbia with programs and events nationwide. The AFSP National Capital Area Chapter (NCAC) serves the Washington, D.C. and Northern Virginia areas.

We here at AFSP NCAC are at the forefront of suicide prevention. We create a culture that’s smart about mental health through education and community programs, research and advocacy, and support for those affected by suicide. As a voluntary organization, our grassroots efforts engage families, mental health professionals, community and local business leaders, school administrators and others interested in preventing suicide. We hope you will join us in the fight to #StopSuicide by supporting the AFSP NCAC as a volunteer, walker, advocate, donor, or sponsor!

Chapter contact:

Ellen Shannon
Area Director, National Capital Area

Upcoming events

Talk Saves Lives TM

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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