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!




Your AFSP Texas Team

Mary Jean Coleman      Jayne Whisnant      Cammy Hazim
North Texas and Oklahoma Area Director, Interim   West Texas and Central Texas Area Director   South Texas and Southeast Texas Area Director
NorthTX@afsp.org   jwhisnant@afsp.org   chazim@afsp.org



How can I get involved?

Sign up to be a field advocate

Join the Circle of Hope

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.

Sign-up Today

Annual 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' four 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


Join us for an Upcoming Program

Join us on the third Thursday of every month for a free Talk Saves Lives presentation.

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

Suicide can be prevented. This presentation will cover what we know about this leading cause of death, the most up-to-date research on prevention, and what we can all do to fight suicide.

Participants will learn the common risk factors for suicide, how to spot the warning signs in others, and how to keep ourselves, our loved ones and those in our community safe.

Register for free today by clicking  below on the date you're interested in participating. 

  May 19th 12pm CST  


May is Mental Health Month

Join us for one of our programs scheduled for each Thursday in May. Click the links below to learn more about each program.

Talk Saves Lives: Spanish | May 5th 6:00pm CST
Supporting Those With Lived Experience | May 12th 12:00pm CST
Talk Saves Lives: Standard Module | May 19th 12:00pm CST
It's Real: Teens and Mental Health | May 26 6:00pm CST



Volunteer with us! 

Join us for an AFSP 101 Orientation to find out how to get involved with the fight to stop suicide. Our next Orientation is scheduled for July 14th 6:30pm CST.

Register for free today through this link


Fall Community Walk are Open! 

Out of the Darkness Community Walks build community, inspire hope, and create connection. These walks are a reminder that no one is alone. Whether you've lost a loved one, struggle with a mental health condition, have attempted suicide, or care about suicide prevention, these walks are for you. Your story matters and you matter.

Register Today!

Mid Valley Walk | 9/10/22

Southeast Texas Walk | 9/10/22

Cooke County Area Walk | 9/24/22

Pasadena Texas Walk | 9/24/22

Tyler Walk | 9/24/22

Waco Walk | 9/24/22

Amarillo Walk | 10/01/22

El Paso Walk | 10/01/22

Greater Fort Hood Walk | 10/15/22

Lubbock Walk | 10/15/22

Permian Basin Walk | 10/22/22

Austin Walk | 10/29/22

DFW Metro Walk | 10/29/22

Prosper Walk | 11/05/22

San Antonio Walk | 11/06/22

Greater Houston Walk | 11/12/22


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