Suicide Prevention Event April 5

On Friday, April 5, the Southeast Florida Chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) will be at the Ballpark of the Palm Beaches to host its inaugural “A Sip in the Park.” The group will welcome more than 200 guests to raise money, and, more importantly, to help save lives.

AFSP’s goal is to raise $100,000 in support of critical education and prevention programs. The event will help provide mental health education and training for teachers, staff, parents and students through the “More Than Sad: Teen Depression” curriculum for area high schools.

Funds raised will also support the Interactive Screening Program to identify at-risk college students and police officers and help implement AFSP’s Talk Saves Lives program, a community-based presentation that covers the general scope of suicide, research on prevention and what people can do to fight suicide.

The AFSP also supports those who have suffered a loss, provides caregiver training in mental health first aid, advocates for support for returning veterans, and educates elected officials and other partners about opportunities to support suicide prevention.

For more information, or to learn other ways to become involved, contact Event Chair Alan Mednick at (561) 325-7456 or