American Foundation for Suicide Prevention-National Capital Area Chapter
Welcome. We are the National Capital Area 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.
The Chapter Leadership Council of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention approved the application of the National Capital Area Chapter (NCAC) to become a local Chapter on July 1, 2010. The NCAC serves the greater Washington, DC metro area.
Through our local chapter, we seek opportunities to help spread the word about suicide prevention and mental illness, highlight the many activities of AFSP National and our local chapter, and educate the public on the important research studies and results looking into the underlying risk factors that contribute to suicide.