About Our Chapter

AFSPLA

Patriots for Parity - LA Greater Region Chapter Reps with Honorable Patrick Kennedy

Welcome. We are the Greater Los Angeles chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

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 chapter.

Overview:

The Greater Los Angeles Region Chapter encompasses San Luis Obispo County down into part of the San Bernardino County and everything in between, Kings County, Kern County, Ventura County, Los Angeles County and Orange County.

Every year California loses approximately 3800 people to suicide. Experts estimate that a suicide attempt is made every minute of every day, and a person in the United States dies by suicide every 13.3 minutes. 

Volunteer support is vital to our success. Please help us work to change the view of mental illness and create a world without suicide through research and education. Browse this site to see what we are working on here in the Greater Los Angeles Region and learn more about how you can get involved. 

Our efforts are a mixture of:

  • Education
  • Fundraising
  • Promoting Awareness
  • Providing outreach to survivors of suicide loss
  • Developing resources for researchers
  • Creating a sense of community throughout the Greater LA Region Chapter 

Board of Directors:

  • Lizette Martinez - Chairman of the Board
  • Tiffany Hallier - Board Secretary
  • Adam Pieczonka - Board Treasurer
  • Hillary Davies
  • Kevin Kinnon
  • Ellen Eggert
  • Bob Gale (Emeritus)
  • Cindy Bertossa-Weger (Emeritus)