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AFSP Tennessee

We work to save lives and bring hope to those affected by suicide across the state of Tennessee. Join us and become a Lifesaver today.

About the AFSP Tennessee Chapter

The Tennessee Chapter serves all 95 counties in the Volunteer State. Our Board of Directors, led by Chair Paul Augustyniak, and our passionate volunteers are active in our communities bringing both education and awareness programs to schools and organizations, in addition to supporting those touched by the tragedy of suicide. 

The grassroots work we do focuses on eliminating the loss of life from suicide by:

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. Our Chapter work continues to grow and we welcome anyone who would like to join our fight in turning the tide on suicide statistics. Please join our fight and our mission by volunteering and supporting the Tennessee Chapter today.

Mailing Address:

AFSP Tennessee
8161 Highway 100
Nashville, TN 37221

AFSP Tennessee Board of Directors:

Board Chair
Paul Augustyniak, Community Volunteer
Mark Patterson, Patent Attorney
Board Members
Dr. Kirsty Clark, Vanderbilt University
Patrice Coleman, Nashville Department of Emergency Communications
Shannon Huffman, Family & Children's Services
Dani Williamson, Integrative Family Medicine

Chapter contact:

Meghan Gwaltney
Area Director, Tennessee
[email protected]

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LGBTQ crisis and support resources

Suicide can be prevented. If you or someone you know is experiencing mental health distress and/or are in crisis, support is available. Here is a list of LGBTQ crisis hotlines and support resources.

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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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Taking care of yourself

It is imperative that you take care of yourself physically, emotionally, and spiritually. No matter how you deal with your grief, you should not have to cope with your loss alone; be open to letting people help you live through this experience.

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