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AFSP Southwest Florida

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 Southwest Florida 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

Tara Sullivan Larsen
Executive Director, Central and Southern Florida
[email protected]
407-415-8757
Jessica Toy
Programs Manager
[email protected]
 863-944-8866
Terri Neil
Special Events Manager
[email protected]
813-294-3289

Upcoming events and activities

  • L.E.T.S. Save Lives: An Introduction to Suicide Prevention for the Black and African American Community ...

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  • Talk Saves Lives Latinx: An Introduction to Suicide Prevention for Hispanic and Latinx Communities (FLCS ...

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  • It's Real: Teens and Mental Health for High School Students (FLCS)

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  • Finding Hope: Guidance for Supporting Those at Risk (FLCS)

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  • Southwest Florida Volunteer Orientation

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  • Talk Saves Lives (FLCS)

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  • More Than Sad: Suicide Prevention Education for Parents and Caregivers (FLCS)

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  • Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)- Central FL (FLCS)

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  • Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)- Central FL (FLCS)

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  • It's Real: Teens and Mental Health for High School Students (FLCS)

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  • Finding Hope: Guidance for Supporting Those at Risk (FLCS)

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  • Talk Saves Lives (FLCS)

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  • More Than Sad: Suicide Prevention Education for Parents and Caregivers (FLCS)

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  • Naples Walk

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  • Sarasota Walk

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  • Southwest Florida Volunteer Orientation

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  • Charlotte County Walk

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  • Fort Myers Walk

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  • Southwest Florida Volunteer Orientation

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  • Looking for even more? See all AFSP virtual programs across the country.

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More Than Sad

More Than Sad has taught over a million students and educators how to be smarter about mental health.

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It’s Real

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

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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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Stories and updates

ASIST

Programs- Southwest Florida

Learn about upcoming programs at the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Southwest Florida Chapter, including virtually delivered programs.

Ashley Bloom

Meet Our Board Members: Ashley Bloom

Get to know Ashley Bloom, Southwest Florida Chapter Board Member and Sarasota Out of the Darkness Walk Chair

Tracy Malach Williams

Meet Our Board Members: Tracy Malach Williams

Get to know Tracy Malach Williams, our Southwest Florida Chapter Secretary

Cheyenne Williams

Meet Our Board Members: Cheyenne Williams

Get to know Cheyenne Williams, Board Member, and Volunteer/Marketing Coordinator

Florida Circle of Hope

Florida Circle of Hope - Southwest Florida Chapter

Circle of Hope is a passionate group of individuals dedicated to funding efforts to prevent suicide through a personal gift to the Southwest Florida Chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

Carrie Niedert

Meet our Board Members: Carrie Niedert

Get to know Carrie our Southwest Florida Chapter Board Chair