Welcome to the New Jersey Out of the Darkness Walks and Program Info Page

#BeTheVoice of suicide prevention in New Jersey

Thank You for an Incredible 2019 Walk Season!

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention New Jersey Chapter hosts Out of the Darkness Walks throughout the state each fall. On behalf of the AFSP Chapter Staff, Board of Directors, Walk Chairs and Committees, we thank you for your continued support, participation and efforts to help save lives in New Jersey. Our Fall Walk season has ended, with a record breaking 10,500 registered walkers raising over $1.1 MILLION DOLLARS! Thank you to each of you for all you do.

Many of you have asked how you can help throughout the year in addition to participating in our Out of the Darkness Walks. We're grateful for your interest. There's a lot to do in New Jersey and we need many volunteers to assist. Take a look HERE at the ways you can get involved to help save lives in your local communities.




Featured Programs

By featuring real stories and experiences, It’s Real conveys that depression and other mental health conditions are real illnesses that can be managed through specific treatments and interventions. It encourages students to be mindful of the state of their mental health, to acknowledge and recognize when they are struggling, and to take steps to seek help.

We hope it inspires you to have a #RealConvo today! 


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 Area Director Elizabeth Clemens ([email protected]) to schedule your Talk Saves Lives TODAY!



You can bring these programs to your school, workplace, church, Boys/Girls Club, Community Groups, Health Clubs. These programs are funded by the dollars you raised at our Walks and events. Contact Area Director Elizabeth Clemens at [email protected] to inquire about scheduling a program in your community. 

For a list of all programs and support services, visit www.afsp.org 


NJ State Fact Sheet:

Connect with your local chapter to get more involved and keep updated with programs and activities all year long.

New Jersey Chapter Contacts:

Elizabeth Clemens | Area Director | 908-514-6028 | [email protected]

Michelle Vorpahl | Associate Area Director | 908-514-6028 | [email protected]

Want to be involved with our New Jersey Chapter? If you're interested in learning more please complete our online volunteer form HERE and someone from our chapter will contact you! 

Thank You for Supporting AFSP!


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.