Welcome to the New Jersey Chapter Events and Program Info Page

While our community events in New Jersey are going to look different, our mission to Save Lives and Bring Hope to Those Affected by Suicide has not changed. We are 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. We use our voices and share our stories to provide hope. We’re working hard to plan meaningful opportunities to connect and inspire you, and to provide you with the opportunity to raise funds that will make a difference in your community.

 

Click on an event below to LEARN MORE and REGISTER!

Let's show the world that we are always #TogetherToFightSuicide

 
OUT OF THE DARKNESS COMMUNITY WALKS:

Join us at a local Walk near you!

September 18 – Atlantic-Cape Walk

September 18 – Morris County Walk

September 25 – Jersey Shore Walk

October 2 – Hamilton Walk

October 3 – Northwest NJ Walk

October 9 – Camden County Walk

October 10 - Essex County Walk

October 16 - Burlington County Walk

October 17 - Bergen County Walk

October 17 - Gloucester County Walk

October 23 - Cumberland County Walk

October 24 - Hoboken Walk

November 7 - Middlesex County Walk

 

  

 

 

Featured Programs (available virtually!)

By featuring real stories and experiences, It’s Real conveys that depression and other mental health conditions are real illnesses that can be managed through specific treatments and interventions. It encourages students to be mindful of the state of their mental health, to acknowledge and recognize when they are struggling, and to take steps to seek help.

We hope it inspires you to have a #RealConvo today! To learn more about this program and watch a preview video, click HERE.

 

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.  Check out a 30 second promo video HERE.

Contact Area Director Elizabeth Clemens (eroithmayr@afsp.org) to schedule your Talk Saves Lives TODAY!

 

 

 

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.

Click HERE to learn more about the healing conversations program and schedule a conversation.

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.

Currently we are doing virtual presentations. If you are interested in scheduling a virtual program for your group or organization, please reach out.  Our chapter will continue to host our virtual programs until we can be together again in-person. Contact Area Director Elizabeth Clemens at eroithmayr@afsp.org to inquire about scheduling a program in your community. 

For a list of all programs and support services, visit www.afsp.org

 

NJ State Fact Sheet:

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


New Jersey Chapter Contacts:

Elizabeth Clemens | Area Director | 908-514-6028 | eroithmayr@afsp.org

Michelle Vorpahl | Associate Area Director | 609-234-1600 | mvorpahl@afsp.org

Want to be involved with our New Jersey 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!

 

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.