Welcome to the AFSP Massachusetts Chapter Event Hub

While our community events in Massachusetts 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.



SIP IN THE PARK: Spring 2021 (details coming soon!)

BE THE VOICE KARAOKE: Summer 2021 (details coming soon!)


Central MA Sat. 9/18 www.afsp.org/centralma
Easton Sat. 9/25 www.afsp.org/easton
Franklin County Sat. 9/25 www.afsp.org/greenfield
North Shore Sat. 9/25 www.afsp.org/northshore
South Shore / Cape Cod Sat. 10/2 www.afsp.org/southshore
Berkshire County Sat. 10/2 www.afsp.org/berkshirecounty
MetroWest Sun. 10/3 www.afsp.org/natick
Merrimack Valley Sat. 10/16 www.afsp.org/merrimackvalley
Greater Springfield Sat. 10/23 www.afsp.org/springfieldma
Boston Area Sat. 10/30 www.afsp.org/bostonwalk


About the AFSP Massachusetts Chapter

The grassroots work our chapter does focuses on eliminating the loss of life from suicide by in Massachusetts 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.

Our chapter serves all of Massachusetts. 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. Together we are creating a culture that's smart about mental health.

Learn more at: afsp.org/massachusetts

Connect with us on social media: Facebook / Twitter / Instagram


Want to Get Involved?

With programs and events across the state, the AFSP Massachusetts Chapter is at the forefront of suicide prevention. 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 chapter. If you are ready to volunteer, click here to complete an application.


Featured Programs (now available virtually!)

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.

Contact Associate Area Director Michele Lee to learn more and to schedule a conversation.

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.

Contact Associate Area Director Heather White to learn more and to schedule a presentation.


Massachusetts State Fact Sheet


Massachusetts Chapter Contacts

Jessica van der Stad | Area Director | (617) 439-0940 | jvanderstad@afsp.org

Michele Lee | Associate Area Director | (508) 450-3309 | mlee@afsp.org

Heather White | Associate Area Director | (413) 387-3770 | hwhite@afsp.org


Meet Our Chapter Staff & Board Members