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.

The South Carolina Chapter Board of Directors for 2020

Chris Allen,  Chair

Jennifer Butler, LISW-CP/S, Board President

Tia Lewis, MBA, MA,  Treasurer

Maranda Beaver, LMSW, Secretary

Eileen Schell

Dennis Gillan

Peter Warren, Ph.D.

Lisa Pappas

Anita Baker

Jahna Martin RN BSN

Jenny Morales

LeAnne Hardy

Chapter contact:

John Tjaarda
South Carolina Area Director
jtjaarda@afsp.org
(803) 528-4315

Upcoming events

It’s Real: College Students and Mental Health

It’s Real is a documentary featuring the stories of six college students from across the country.

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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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Healing Conversations:
Personal Support for Survivors of Suicide Loss

Healing Conversations gives survivors of suicide loss the opportunity to speak with volunteers, who are themselves loss survivors.

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