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AFSP New York City

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 New York City 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.

Not from New York City? Click here to find your local AFSP Chapter.

💙 REQUEST A PROGRAM

The AFSP New York City Chapter offers many community programs for suicide prevention to individuals, organizations, and employers across the city. If you - or the group that you represent - is interested in hosting a presentation, educational program, or professional training, please complete our Program Request Form.

💛 REQUEST WALK MATERIALS

Are you participating in an upcoming Out of the Darkness Community Walk? Help promote the event by sharing event flyers and AFSP resources! Please complete our NYC Community Walk Materials Request Form. We ship everything free of charge!

Chapter contact

Candace Bravo
Executive Director, New York City
[email protected]
(646) 284-5790
Samantha Remulla
Special Events Manager
[email protected]
(929) 637-3467

Upcoming events and activities

  • Finding Hope

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  • Fordham University Campus Walk

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  • Finding Hope: Guidance for Supporting Those at Risk

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  • Pace University NYC Campus Walk

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  • AFSP RC+: Opioids and Suicide: Learning from Survivors of Loss

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  • Drag Saves Lives - NYC

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  • AFSP Research Roundtable: Lived Experience & Suicide Research

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  • NYC Paws for Prevention Walk

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  • Bronx Walk

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  • New York City Walk

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  • Team AFSP 2024 TCS New York City Marathon

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  • Looking for even more? See all AFSP virtual programs 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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It’s Real

It’s Real is a documentary featuring the stories of six college students from 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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Stories and updates

Hannah Moch standing on stage a with a group of people at an Out of the Darkness Overnight Walk.

20 Things I’ve Learned from (Almost) 20 Overnight Walks for Suicide Prevention

In 2006, I lost my friend and eighth grade classmate Malaya to suicide. Just a year after Malaya died, AFSP brought the Out of the Darkness Overnight Walk to my hometown of New York City for the first time. This year, I’ll participate in my twentieth Overnight Walk. Here are some tips I’ve learned.

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Giving Thanks to Our Volunteers

We couldn’t accomplish all we do throughout the country without the support of our volunteers, many of whom have a personal connection to the cause. Their passion, support, and hard work makes all the difference and provides the backbone of community that is felt by more and more people every day.

Suicide Facts and Figures New York 2019

Suicide Prevention Advocates Raise Their Voices for Expanded Mental Health Services

Suicide is the tenth leading cause of death in the United States and the 12th leading cause of death in New York.

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Law Enforcement Suicide: How Police and First-Responders Can Support One Another’s Mental Health

Law enforcement officers do the work of real-life superheroes, but they are also human, with feelings and emotions.

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One Night, One Goal: Commemorating AFSP’s 25th Overnight Walk

We’re commemorating a major milestone this year, the 25th Overnight Walk, with one special event in New York City on June 20, 2020.

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My Way of Healing: Supporting Others in AFSP’s Out of the Darkness Overnight Walks

"I realized then, that each person there had a story to tell and we were all committed to the same cause."