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AFSP Virginia

Our chapter serves all of Virginia except for Fairfax, Loudoun, Prince William and Arlington Counties and the City of Alexandria. For these locations, visit afsp.org/ncac. Our mailing address is: AFSP Virginia, PO Box 333, Midlothian, VA 23113.

About the AFSP Virginia Chapter

Welcome to the Virginia Chapter of the American Foundation for suicide prevention!  

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.

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Our chapter serves all of Virginia with the exceptions of Fairfax, Loudoun, Prince William and Arlington Counties and the City of Alexandria in Northern Virginia. For these locations, visit afsp.org/ncac.  Our mailing address is:  PO Box 333, Midlothian, VA 23113.

Our Virginia Chapter Leadership includes:

Markita Madden-Puckett (Harrisonburg) - Board Chair
Matthew Austin (Moseley) - Treasurer
Lorrie Eanes-Brooks (Danville) - Secretary
Winter Brooks (Stephens City) - Board Member
Stephanie Cole (Richmond) - Board Member
Haley Johnson (Glen Allen) - Board Member
Tim Johnson (Glen Allen) - Board Member
Douglas Lamb (Richmond) - Board Member
Robert Noriega (Glen Allen) - Board Member
Rachel Richmond (Chesapeake) - Board Member
Scott Stevens (Lynchburg) - Board Member

Virginia Chapter Founder:  Shirley Ramsey (Glen Allen)

Virginia Chapter Social Media Ambassador:  Cassie Hairston (Forest) 

Virginia Chapter LGBTQ Ambassador: Ronald North, Jr. (Waynesboro)

Chapter contact:

Kathe Goller
Virginia Area Director
kgoller@afsp.org
(540) 447-0113

Upcoming events

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 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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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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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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International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day

Each year, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention supports hundreds of large and small events around the world, in which survivors of suicide loss come together to find connection, understanding, and hope through their shared experience.

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Become a suicide prevention public policy field ambassador

Field Ambassadors lead public policy activities on behalf of local American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Chapters. They work closely with chapter leaders and the Public Policy Team throughout the year to establish AFSP as the go-to suicide prevention policy resource in the area.

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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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Advocate for suicide prevention

Learn how American Foundation for Suicide Prevention volunteer Field Advocates are helping our public policy office in Washington, D.C. to pass suicide prevention policies that will save lives.

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