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Wisconsin Chapter - American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
Mission: Save Lives and Bring Hope to Those Affected by Suicide
Established in 1987, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) is a voluntary health organization that gives those affected by suicide a nationwide community empowered by research, education and advocacy to take action against this leading cause of death.
AFSP is dedicated to saving lives and bringing hope to those affected by suicide. AFSP creates a culture that is smart about mental health by engaging in the following core strategies:
Headquartered in New York, and with a public policy office in Washington, D.C., AFSP has local chapters in all 50 states with programs and events nationwide. AFSP is celebrating 30 years of service to the suicide prevention movement
The local event to help prevent suicide is the Northwoods Out of the Darkness Walk. While the Northwoods Out of the Darkness Walk is going to look different this year, the mission to save lives and bring hope to those affected by suicide has not changed. They are working hard to plan meaningful opportunities to connect and inspire you.
This is a strong and resilient community, united in our effort to fight suicide, raise awareness, educate our communities, support those who have lost loved ones, and support those with lived experience. They use their voices and share our stories to provide hope.
For more information go to https://afsp.org/ or search Northwoods Out of the Darkness Experience on Facebook for event details.