AFSP South Central New York

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 Central New York 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.

Chapter contact:

Karen Heisig
Associate Area Director, Central and South Central NY
kheisig@afsp.org
(315)664-0346

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I've lost someone

You are not alone. Suicide affects millions each year, and thanks to our donors and volunteers—many of whom are loss survivors themselves—we can provide these resources to help you heal.

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Become an advocate for suicide prevention

By signing up as an AFSP Field Advocate, you will become a vital part of a large grassroots movement of people across the U.S. who are speaking out for suicide prevention and mental health policies at all levels of government.

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I'm having thoughts of suicide

If you are in a state of distress, reaching out is the first step to safety. Click on the links below to be taken to dedicated crisis services.

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Make a difference

Learn how to take action in the fight to stop suicide.

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Give in memory or tribute

A memorial gift to AFSP is a meaningful and lasting way to honor a loved one while helping others.

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After a Suicide: A Toolkit for Schools

After a Suicide: A Toolkit for Schools offers best practices and practical tools to help schools in the aftermath of a suicide.

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Firearms and Suicide Prevention education program

There is promising evidence that providing suicide prevention training for those who influence a specific community can reduce the suicide risk for that community.

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