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Are you in a crisis? Call or text 988 or text TALK to 741741

¿Estás en una crisis? Llama o envía un mensaje de texto al 988 o envía un mensaje de texto con AYUDA al 741741

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AFSP Oregon

We work to save lives and bring hope to those affected by suicide throughout Oregon

About the AFSP Oregon Chapter

The Oregon Chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention's mission is to save lives and bring hope to those affected by suicide. We do this by delivering prevention programs, educating the public, raising funds for suicide research and programs, and reaching out to those who have lost someone to suicide. Whether you're honoring someone you've lost, supporting someone who struggles, or struggle yourself, there's a place for you in the AFSP Oregon Chapter. 

Request Free Resources

Do you or someone you know need resources? Let us know! We can mail you resources tailored to your needs. We can also send bulk resources to businesses, organizations, and schoools to distribute. 

Request Prevention & Education Programming

Interested in scheduling a free prevention program in your community? We have a variety of free or low-cost programs for all age groups. Fill out the form above, and we'll be in touch. 

Volunteer With Us

Looking to make an impact in your community? AFSP is a volunteer-driven organization. All our work, from presenting programs, to hosting events, to advocating for suicide prevention, is done by incredible volunteers. We'd love for you to join us! Click the link above to fill out our volunteer application, and find out how you can save lives and bring hope. 

Support Our Work

Our work is made possible only through the generous support of our community -- including local businesses, foundations, and people just like you. Support our work by making a donation online here, or be mailing a check below. Want to learn more about how you can support? We'd love to hear from you! Email us at [email protected].

Our mailing address is:

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
9220 SW Barbur Blvd Ste 119 #170
Portland, OR 97219

Chapter contact

Valerie Kovacovich
VP, Western Division
[email protected]

Upcoming events and activities

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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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Three-Year Strategic Plan

The new three-year strategic plan articulates five goals and key strategies that we will accomplish over the course of this plan.

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Healthcare professionals' mental health and suicide risk

AFSP is focused on sharing facts and awareness, offering programs, resources and supporting public policies to prevent suicide and support the wellbeing of health care professionals.

Join the AFSP Oregon Chapter

Stories and updates

Together bringing hope

2023 Oregon Out of the Darkness Walks: Join us this fall!

Join AFSP at an Oregon Out of the Darkness walk to prevent suicide and raise awareness about mental health.

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2022 Oregon Out of the Darkness Walks Raise Awareness, Funds for Suicide Prevention

Over 3,000 people and 50 businesses joined Oregon Out of the Darkness Walks to raise awareness and over $275,000 for suicide prevention.

988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline

988 Goes Live in Oregon - And Across the Country

On July 16, 2022, 988 became the national, easy-to-remember number to reach the existing National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. It offers 24/7 access to trained crisis counselors who can help people experiencing suicidal, substance use, and other mental health crises. Call or text 988 today if you need support.

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Welcome Erin Weldon, New Oregon Area Director

Meet Erin Weldon, Oregon Area Director for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

Walk to Fight Suicide

“The Best Way to Find Yourself is to Lose Yourself in Helping Others”

Shawn Lott shares how she found healing in the AFSP Out of the Darkness Walks.

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Meet the 2024 AFSP Oregon Chapter Board of Directors!

Our Board of Directors are passionate volunteers who make AFSP's work possible. Learn more about why they choose to give their time and their hearts to save lives and bring hope here in Oregon.