About Our Chapter

Welcome. We are the Indiana 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.

The Indiana Chapter began with one very determined woman, Lisa Brattain. Lisa lost her 19 year old son, Kurt, to suicide in December of 2006. She realized her personal call to action was to make a difference in Indiana and the chapter was chartered in May 2008. We are forever thankful for her determination, compassion and leadership to get the Indiana Chapter started. The chapter serves the entire state of Indiana and is led by a Board of Directors which is comprised of survivors of suicide loss, mental health professionals, educators, business and pastoral leaders. Currently the Indiana Chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention includes 11 board members working to bring the AFSP mission to Indiana.

Chair-Lisa Davis

President-Shelley Tracy

Treasurer-Marc Siegel

Secretary-Donna Sadler

General Board Members

Dr. John Nurnburger

Dr. James Martinez

Judy Proctor

Carly Petersen

Christine Turo-Shields

Drew Hahn

Stephanie Bodie