Welcome to the AFSP Capital Region NY (CRNY) Chapter

We are so excited to be planning full in-person events for the Fall 2021 Walk Season!   We hope you will join us and help us #stopsuicide!

Not from Northeastern NY? Click here to find your local AFSP Chapter.

Register for or Donate to an Out of the Darkness Walk Today!

North Country - Lake Placid -- September 19, 2021

Capital Region Out of the Darkness Walk for R.I.T.A. -- September 26, 2021 - Saratoga Spa State Park

Columbia-Greene Out of the Darkness Walk - October 2, 2021 -- Dutchman's Landing, Catskill

Schenectady Out of the Darkness Walk -- October 3, 2021 - Central Park

About the AFSP Capital Region NY (CRNY) Chapter

The grassroots work our chapter does focuses on eliminating the loss of life from suicide in Northeastern NY 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.

Our chapter serves 15 counties in Northeastern NY. 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. Together we are creating a culture that's smart about mental health.

Learn more at: afsp.org/capitalregionny

Connect with us on social media: Facebook / Twitter / Instagram


Make a Difference

#BeTheVoice of Suicide Prevention in Northeastern New York

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention works to save lives by increasing awareness and educationsupporting those affected by suicide and those who struggle, fighting for mental health/suicide prevention legislation, and funding innovative research grants.

Our work is not possible without your support! Your gift to AFSP allows us to reach communities in all 50 states with our life-saving resources and support. Make your donation on December 1st in honor of someone you love at one of the events listed below.



For more information, please contact:

Contact name: Sandra Goldmeer, Capital Region NY Area Director
Contact Phone: 518-791-1544
Contact Email: sgoldmeer@afsp.org

Get Help


General Suicide Prevention Resources

Minority Mental Health Resources

Local resources in English

Local resources in Spanish


Discover Community Programs

Healing Conversations gives survivors of suicide loss the opportunity to speak with volunteers, who are themselves loss survivors.

Available by phone or video chat, our volunteers are familiar with the isolation that so often accompanies a death of this kind, and are able to show suicide loss survivors a way forward into a world of support.


Talk Saves Lives is a community-based presentation that covers the general scope of suicide, the research on prevention, and what people can do to fight suicide.

Attendees will learn the risk and warning signs of suicide, and how together, we can help prevent it.

Through our educational programs, we teach schools, communities, and workplaces how to best prevent suicide and create a culture that is smart about mental health. AFSP currently has over 30 educational programs. Many of these programs are brought to your local communities free of charge because of the funds raised from our Out of the Darkness Walks.

We provide the opportunity for local volunteers to be trained to present our community and school based programs such as Talk Saves Lives, More Than Sad, and It’s Real: Mental health for Teens or It's Real: Mental Health for College Students.

  Contact Area Director Sandra Goldmeer at sgoldmeer@afsp.org to inquire about scheduling a program in your community.

For a list of all programs and support services, visit www.afsp.org   or to find our local schedule of presentations, visit our events listings


NY State Fact Sheet:

Connect with your local chapter to get more involved and keep updated with programs and activities all year long.

Capital Region New York Chapter Contacts:

Sandra Goldmeer | Area Director | 518-791-1544 | sgoldmeer@afsp.org


Want to be involved with our New York Capital Region Chapter? If you're interested in learning more please complete our online volunteer form HERE and someone from our chapter will contact you! 

Thank You for Supporting AFSP!