AFSP North Texas
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 North Texas 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.
DFW Metro (formerly Dallas and Fort Worth) Walk Announcement
We are pleased to announce that the North Texas Chapter is combining the Dallas and Fort Worth walks to create one DFW Metro Out of the Darkness Walk. This walk will take place on October 30 at the Ballpark in Arlington. This will be as similar to a "normal" walk as possible while still keeping everyone safe. If you have any questions, please contact [email protected]
Join us this fall for Out of the Darkness Community Walks all across North Texas! Visit afsp.org/walks or scroll down to find an event near you. Together we can #StopSuicide.
Chapter contact:Mary Jean Coleman
Interim Area Director
Elevating Voices for Long-Lasting Change, A Town Hall Series
Through an ongoing town hall series, Elevating the Voices in Our Field with Expertise in Diverse Communities, AFSP is convening experts in mental health and suicide prevention from diverse communities to help elevate voices, improve public understanding of their range of experiences, and support their unique needs.Learn more
Funding for 988 & crisis response
AFSP supports increases in federal and state funding for the future 988 crisis response system, including the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline and its network of independently operated state and local crisis centers.Learn more
LGBTQ mental health and suicide prevention
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.Learn more