Welcome to the New Jersey Chapter Events and Program Info Page

#BeTheVoice of Suicide Prevention in New Jersey

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention New Jersey Chapter hosts Out of the Darkness Community Walks throughout the state each fall. We are excited to announce our 13 Walks taking place this fall. The Out of the Darkness Community Walk is a journey of remembrance, hope, and support. It unites our communities and provides an opportunity to acknowledge the ways in which suicide and mental health conditions have affected our lives and the lives of those we love and care about.

By registering for a walk, you are joining a strong community united in an effort to fight suicide while showing up for yourself, recognizing and honoring those you love, raising awareness, educating communities, supporting one another, and sharing hope.

Every dollar you raise through the Walks allows AFSP to invest in life-saving research, education, advocacy, and support for those impacted by suicide. 


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


Join an Out of the Darkness Walk Today!

Register today for one of our 13 New Jersey Walks!

September 17 – Atlantic-Cape
September 17 – Morris County
September 24 – Jersey Shore
October 1 – Mercer County
October 2 – Northwest New Jersey (TBD)
October 8 – Camden County  
October 15 – Burlington County
October 15 – Cumberland County
October 16 – Gloucester County
October 16 – Bergen County
October 23 – Hoboken
October 30 – Essex County  
November 6 – Middlesex County  


Featured Programs (available virtually!)

By featuring real stories and experiences, It’s Real: College Students & Mental Health 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.


Intended for high school classes or community settings with groups of teens, ages from 14-18, It's Real: Teens and Mental Health is a 45-minute program that provides young people with mental health education and resources. The program raises awareness about mental health issues, how to start a conversation about mental health, the importance of self-care, and how to reach out for help.

We hope it inspires you to have a #RealConvo today! To learn more about both It's Real: College and It's Real: Teens, 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!

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 to 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.


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.

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



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!

#BeTheVoice of Suicide Prevention in New Jersey


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.