About our AFSP chapters

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 chapters.

Click on the image to the left to learn what chapter you belong to!

Check out our partners in education across the state!




Your AFSP Texas Team

     Jayne Whisnant     Tracy Sommers     Cammy Hazim
North Texas   Central Texas Area Director   West Texas Area Director   South Texas and Southeast Texas Executive Director
courtney.collins@afsp.org   jwhisnant@afsp.org   tsommers@afsp.org   chazim@afsp.org



How can I get involved?

Spring Fundraising Events

The Out of the Darkness Campus Walks are the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention's (AFSP) signature student fundraising series, designed to engage youth and young adults in the fight to prevent suicide, the third leading cause of death among people ages 15-24.

With your efforts, walking and fundraising, you are helping make suicide prevention and mental health awareness a priority. Check out what Campus Walk are happening across Texas this Spring.


Non-Walk Fundraising Events

Houston Paws for Prevention | 06/01/2024

West Texas Ride to Fight Suicide | 06/22/2024

Fall Walks

Lubbock Walk| 09/07/24

RGV Walk| 09/14/24

Pasadena Walk| 09/21/24

Waco Walk| 09/28/24

Amarillo Walk| 10/05/24

Permian Basin Walk| 10/19/24

Austin Walk| 10/26/24

DFW Metro | 10/26/24

Denton & Collin County Walk| 11/02/24

El Paso Walk| 11/02/24

Tyler Walk| 11/02/24

San Antonio Walk| 11/02/24

Greater Houston Area Walk| 11/09/24

Join Circle of Hope

Giving Society

Circle of Hope is a passionate group of individuals dedicated to funding efforts to prevent suicide through a personal gift to one of Texas' five Chapters of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Through society member support, life-saving strategies and programs will be brought to local Texas communities so we can one day build a world without suicide. Join us today as a charter member of this new society and become a partner in saving lives and bringing hope to those affected by suicide.


Donate Today

Thank you to our 2023 Circle of Hope Members!

Abriel Dixson Daniel Coffey Jose Nazario Rosie Roberson
Alexis Koleff David Barkley Jose Lopez samantha Herrera
Amanda (Mindye) Piepenburg Diana  Meyer Joshua Korn Savannah Springfield
Amy Teetzen Evelyn Flores Juanita Monturo Shea Holder
Amy  Ferdinando Grace Hart Kandy Murphy Srihari Ponnekanti
Andrea Spoerl Gwen Kelbe  Kaylei McGarrett Stefanie Henderson
Andrea Hernandez Haley Schweizer Keidra Norwood Stephanie Ryer
Angela Spindle Hannah Gray Kris Nurse Steven Levitt
Angela Greene Hannah Madill Lauren Settle Susan McClure
Aurora Hernandez Heidi Schoen Madeline Evaristo Tami Bryant
Benjamin DeLuca Jaclyn  Lopez Maria Rosas Tammy Hamm
Bethany Reynolds Jacob Luria Marilyn Grajeda Terri Hartman
Brittney Henry Jae Whiteshirt Mikaila Smith Tiffany Moore
Brooke Jackson Jakob Olsen Misti Mosteller Tracy Sommers
Bryan Lieber Jamie Beard Natalia Johnson Victoria Stone
Chris Wolfgang Jaqueline  Soto NaTasha Jackson Whitney Guvernator
Christy Nazario Jeff Martin Nicole Harris Whitney Kreps
Cole  Artzer John Ray Paul Skaer Stephanie Duck
Crystal DoPorto John McBride Risa Castaneda Jelene Ellington 


Join us for an Upcoming Program


We’re offering free education programs every month. All the programs scheduled below are virtual and available to register now. Want to bring one of these programs to a workplace, school, or community near you? Reach out to your local AFSP Chapter. 

Texas Together: Talk Saves Lives: Workplace | May 30th at 12:00pm

Texas Together: Talk Saves Lives: LGBTQ| June 20th at 12:00pm 


Sign up to be a field advocate

Become an advocate for suicide prevention

By signing up as a volunteer Field Advocate, you will become a vital part of AFSP’s large grassroots advocacy network and be given the resources and tools to speak out for suicide prevention and mental health at all levels of government.

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