AFSP South Carolina
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 South Carolina 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.
No matter how challenging the times, you are not alone in South Carolina. The South Carolina Department of Mental Health (SC DMH) and the South Carolina Department of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Services (DAODAS) has partnered with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) to provide the Interactive Screening Program - a safe and easy service that allows individuals to anonymously take a Self-Check Questionnaire and connect with a professional counselor in the State of South Carolina who can provide guidance, support, and resources for mental health and addiction services. This service is available to all residents of South Carolina 18 years of age or older. Visit hope.connectsyou.org to get started.
The South Carolina Chapter Board of Directors for 2023
Eileen Schell, Chair
Allyson Sipes, Psy D., Board President
Jenny Morales, Treasurer
Lisa Pappas, Secretary
Peter Warren, Ph. D.
Regina Creech, M.S., CHES
Gianella Quiñones, MMFT, LAMFT
Maranda Beaver, LMSW
It’s Real is a documentary featuring the stories of six college students from across the country.
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.