Welcome to the East Central Division Team!

Lisa BrattainSpecial message from Lisa Brattain, AFSP's Senior Director of the East Central Division:

Welcome to the East Central Division Team! #EastCentralDivisionRocks 

Thank you for joining the Out of the Darkness Wellness Challenge.  Let’s earn points together! 

My name is Lisa Brattain and I am your East Central Division Team Captain.  I am dedicated to doing all that I can to #StopSuicide, after losing my son Kurt by suicide in 2006.  Over this 6-week challenge, I look forward to stepping up my self-care routine with all of you.  For me, Self-care activities are walking, swimming, walking my dogs, playing with my grandchildren, meditation/mindfulness activities, journaling and raising funds for this years Out of the Darkness Experience (afsp.org/fightsuicide).  

I am excited to learn about your personal self-care activities over the next 6 weeks.  I personally challenge each of us to find a new activity to add to our individual toolkits for our overall wellness during these 6 weeks together.  #TogetherWeAreStronger 

Thanks for joining us to do this TOGETHER!  #TogetherToFightSuicide


East Central Division Team Info:

The East Central Division is home to chapters and events based in Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Washington, D.C.

We'll feature a variety of staff, volunteers, and participants throughout the duration of the Wellness Challenge (August 3rd - September 13th) to help you feel even more connected as you take daily action to bring a sense of mindfulness to why mental health and suicide prevention are important to you.

In the meantime, please make sure you take the following steps as soon as possible:

  1. Register for an Out of the Darkness Experience hosted by a state in the East Central Division
  2. Download the Kilter Rewards app
  3. Once you've downloaded the app, choose JOIN EVENT and create your account (Event name: AFSP Out of the Darkness Wellness Campaign)
  4. Click the "Join" button on the event page and scroll the list to find the AFSP East Central Division team
  5. Complete your profile and review the event rules

Please note: you will not begin earning points for activities until the challenge begins on Monday, August 3rd.

We encourage you to update your profile pic in the Kilter Rewards app to the East Central Division icon below so you can easily recognize fellow team members as you scroll through the leaderboard. Simply click the image below to download and save it to your mobile device.

Visit the AFSP Event Page to learn more about this virtual wellness event and download social share graphics, and read and save this flyer with the event details to share with friends and family. Invite them to join you to take action for suicide prevention and mental health!

Featured East Central Division Team Members:

Charlotte Primrose Dana Mitchell Stacey Swan
Robert Campbell Kelsey Steuer Anne Perry

Click HERE to view all featured challenge participants