About Our Chapter

Greater Northeast PA chapter of AFSP

About Our Chapter

Board members at a Scranton/Wilkes Barre RailRiders Game

Welcome. We are the Greater Northeast Pennsylvania 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.

We are the 50th chapter of AFSP, serving Luzerne, Lackawanna, Wyoming, Bradford, Susquehanna, Wayne, Pike, and Schuylkill Counties.  We are a very small, but dedicated group of volunteers with a goal of promoting suicide prevention and awareness programs throughout northeast Pennsylvania.  If you're interested in getting involved with our chapter please email us at GreaterNEPA@afsp.org