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AFSP Western Pennsylvania

The Western PA Chapter serves 25 counties in the western part of the state, and is fueled by the efforts of our volunteers to help save lives and support those affected by suicide loss.

About the AFSP Western Pennsylvania Chapter

The Western PA Chapter serves 25 counties in the western part of the state, and is fueled by the efforts of our volunteers to help save lives and support those affected by suicide loss. The counties we cover include:

Allegheny  |  Armstrong |  Beaver |  Bedford |  Butler |  Cambria |  Cameron |  Clarion |  Clearfield |  Crawford |  Elk |  Erie |  Fayette |  Forest |  Greene |   Indiana |  Jefferson | Lawrence |  McKean |  Mercer |  Somerset |  Venango |  Warren |  Washington |  Westmoreland

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. We DO NOT directly provide mental health or crisis services.

Volunteering for the Western PA Chapter

We are always looking for volunteers who are eager and driven to help us with our mission. If you’re someone who has been affected by suicide — whether you’ve lost a loved one, struggle personally, or just want to educate yourself to keep your community safe — there are many ways you can get involved.

Find out how you can raise awareness, spread hope, and save lives. Because no one has to be alone.  Email us are interested in volunteering  in any Western PA county at:

[email protected]

Interested in Making a Donation to the Western Pennnsylvania Chapter?

Please visit afsp.org/pittsburgh to make a donation to the Pittsburgh Walk.  Donations to this walk will help us continue providing communities across Western Pennsylvania with our educational programs, advocacy efforts, and loss and healing resources.  

More About AFSP and its Chapters

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. 

Upcoming events and activities

  • Western PA Volunteer 101 Orientation

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  • Western PA Table Talk Training

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  • AFSP Virginia | L.E.T.S. Save Lives: Introduction to Suicide Prevention for Black Communities 02.24.2 ...

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  • Waynesburg University Campus Walk

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  • Chatham University Campus Walk

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  • Point Park University Campus Walk

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  • University of Pittsburgh Campus Walk

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  • Slippery Rock University Campus Walk

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  • Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus Walk

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  • Duquesne University Campus Walk

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  • La Roche University Campus Walk

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  • 2024 Pennsylvania State Capitol Day

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  • Suicide Prevention Night with the Pittsburgh Pirates

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  • Pittsburgh Walk

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  • Washington County Walk

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

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