Get Involved

Through the contribution of their time, talent, and passion, our volunteers are leading the movement to prevent suicide in local communities across the nation.

They are the driving force behind increasing the public’s awareness of suicide as a public health issue that is preventable. Together, our chapter volunteers deliver innovative prevention programs for schools and business, reach out to survivors of suicide loss, organize fundraising events, and act as a go-to resource for their entire community.

Whatever your background, strengths, or interests, our chapter needs you. Let’s make a difference in the lives of those who have been touched by suicide in our community. Please join us today.

  • Be a legislative field advocate
  • Help with a community walk
  • Start a campus walk
  • Train to be a support group leader
  • Hold a fundraising event
  • Work on a committee
  • Create a Memory Quilt
  • Do Survivor Outreach

Contact

Helen Pridgen, MSW, LMSW
AFSP – South Carolina Area Director
443-A Meeting Street
West Columbia, SC  29169803-552-9318
hpridgen@afsp.org

If you are interested in serving as a volunteer for the SC Chapter, please download and complete the volunteer form and email to hpridgen@afsp.org.  We look forward to hearing from you.

We are not a counseling center. IF YOU (OR SOMEONE YOU KNOW) ARE FEELING SUICIDAL CALL 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or 1-888-628-9454 for Spanish-speaking callers. For individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, and for those with speech disabilities who use a TTY: 1-800-799-4TTY (4889).The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is available 24 hours/7 days a week. Or you can call 911 or go to the nearest Emergency Room.