About AFSP

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) is the leading nonprofit dedicated to saving lives and bringing hope to those affected by suicide. The proceeds from A Sip in the Park benefit the Greater Boston Chapter of AFSP, enabling them to continue work in:

  • Research

    AFSP is the global private leader in suicide research – funding more than 552 research grants totaling over $34 million.

  • Advocacy

    We advocate for policies and legislation at the state and federal levels that help reduce suicide and improve mental health.

  • Loss & Healing

    AFSP helps loss survivors heal after the death of a loved one through outreach and support programs. Each year we organize hundreds of healing events for International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day.

  • Prevention Education

    We’re working to create a culture that’s smart about mental health by providing evidence-based programs to colleges, schools and within organizations.

  • Interactive Screening Program

    AFSP’s ISP is an online tool for institutions of higher education, organizations and workplaces to identify individuals with significant barriers to help-seeking, and encourages them to utilize available mental health services before crises emerge.

  • Chapters

    AFSP has chapters in all 50 states raising awareness at events and annual walks. Chapters offer educational programs, advocate for public policy and provide support for those affected by suicide.

  • Research

    AFSP is the global private leader in suicide research – funding more than 552 research grants totaling over $34 million.

  • Advocacy

    We advocate for policies and legislation at the state and federal levels that help reduce suicide and improve mental health.

  • Loss & Healing

    AFSP helps loss survivors heal after the death of a loved one through outreach and support programs. Each year we organize hundreds of healing events for International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day.

  • Prevention Education

    We’re working to create a culture that’s smart about mental health by providing evidence-based programs to colleges, schools and within organizations.

  • Interactive Screening Program

    AFSP’s ISP is an online tool for institutions of higher education, organizations and workplaces to identify individuals with significant barriers to help-seeking, and encourages them to utilize available mental health services before crises emerge.

  • Chapters

    AFSP has chapters in all 50 states raising awareness at events and annual walks. Chapters offer educational programs, advocate for public policy and provide support for those affected by suicide.