AFSP-Metro Atlanta

AFSP-Metro Atlanta


November 16, 2011


International Survivors of Suicide Day Sites
THIS Saturday, 11-19


ATLANTA (different location than past 2 years)
Skyland Trail Health & Education Center
1903 North Druid Hills Road Atlanta, GA 30319
No charge, and registration not necessary. Email Chris Owens with questions.

Lutheran Church of the Resurrection

4814 Paper Mill Road Marietta, GA 30067
A Faith-Based Conference
Conference Starts: 10:00 a.m.

Suggested donation $10 to cover lunch/refreshments
Contact: Jerry Weyrauch,, 770-992-0482 to register.


GCSU Library

Clarke and Montgomery Streets

Milledgeville, GA 31061
12:00 p.m. Contact: Judith Keim,, 478-456-2713 to register.


762 Smokey Road
Newnan, GA 30263
12:45 p.m.
Contact: Tracie Hicks,, 678-229-8248 to register.


The Link Counseling Center's National Resource Center for Suicide Prevention and Aftercare (The Link's NRC)
348 Mt. Vernon Hwy. NE
Sandy Springs, GA 30328
11:00 a.m. EST
Contact: Karen Opp,, 404-256-2919 to register.


2011 Atlanta Sponsors:


The Johnny  Foundation

Will-To-Live Foundation

Willy's Mexicana Grill

Biker's Dream of Atlanta

Casa Nuova


Skyland Trail

Suicide Prev. Coalition of GA



Maki Fresh


Coweta County Sponsors:



Food Lion


Panda Express

P&M Plumbing


Warner Robins Sponsors:





Dear (Contact First Name),


Many thanks to all that participated, volunteered and donated in one (or more) of our Georgia Out of the Darkness Community Walks this year.  We had a record year for attendance and donations and we are very grateful to all of you.

We hope that you will continue to fundraise until the end of this year (and if you earn t-shirts, please email me and I'll mail one to you).  Offline donations can be mailed to AFSP, 120 Wall St., 29th Floor, New York, NY  10005 (remember to put in a note with your name & which  walk to credit funds to).


The first Coweta County Walk on September 17th was attended by 98 people and $2650 was raised.  Many thanks to Tracie Hicks for working hard to organize this walk.


The Warner Robins Walk took place on October 3rd and was attended by 123 people and $2906 was raised.  Thank you to Brenda Frazier, who has organized this walk for years.


The Atlanta walk last week had 809 participants and $92,668.37 was raised so far.  Thanks  to all who helped make this walk the great success it was.  Media coverage included CBS Atlanta ,  Snellville Patch , and Loganville Patch You can view team photos taken by clicking here.  There are also several photo albums on our Facebook page.


This Saturday International Survivors of Suicide Day takes place --  there are 5 sites in Georgia.   Some sites ask for registration so make sure to check contact information and call/email if that's the site you would like to attend.


We wish you all a safe and happy Thanksgiving.  We are thankful for our supporters.




Upcoming Events


Maki Fresh Fundraiser THIS EVENING,11/16 6-9 pm.  Join us at the Peachtree Battle location to celebrate a successful walk season.  15% of proceeds come to our chapter.  Make sure to mention us!  Flyers  printable via box at left, don't forget yours.  We hope to see you there (check out the menu, YUM!) 


International Survivors of Suicide Day THIS SATURDAY 11/19 -- A healing day for those who have lost someone to suicide.  Various Atlanta sites as well as being available online.  See box at left for site info. Check for updated information.


December 13th evening:  SAVE THE DATE for monthly meeting in Snellville.  Check our WebPages at for what we're doing.




Contact Information:


Chris Owens RN, BSN

Metro Atlanta Area Director

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention