About

A Sip in the Park was created to help raise significant funds to support the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s mission to save lives and bring hope to those affected by suicide.

More than 49,000 people die by suicide every year. In Massachusetts, suicide is the second leading cause of death for ages 10 to 34. Approximately 68% of communities do not have enough mental health providers to serve residents. Mental health and suicide prevention are more important than ever, and we’re confident that with your help, we can reach more people than ever before.

Lifesaver Leadership Award

Each year, the AFSP Massachusetts Chapter honors and celebrates an individual or organization that demonstrates extraordinary leadership and commitment to saving lives through suicide prevention and support – with our Lifesaver Leadership Award. Past recipients include: Vice President of Mass211 Eileen Davis, Massachusetts Senate President Karen Spilka, Boston Police Commissioner William G. Gross, Rep. Joseph Kennedy III, McLean Hospital & the Deconstructing Stigma Campaign, and Governor Deval Patrick.