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:

afsp.westernpavolunteer@gmail.com

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. 

Chapter contact:

Jesse Putkoski
Area Director, Western Pennsylvania
jputkoski@afsp.org
412-510-9514

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: College Students and Mental Health

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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