AFP Youth In Philanthropy Mixer

Zero Suicide & QPR Training & Networking Mixer

A fundraising event for Mid-Hudson Valley Association of Fundraising Professionals

Event Information

Friday, August 19, 2022 from 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Where: The Vinyl Room in Beacon, NY 

1 in 62 people is the survivor of a loss of a loved one to suicide.

Together, we can all reduce the number of lives lost to suicide, and build healthier, happier communities.

In recognition of Suicide Prevention Awareness Month celebrated in September, AFPMHV is pleased to offer “Coffee Break QPR”, an overview of a non-clinical suicide intervention and prevention technique. Like CPR, QPR is meant to be used in everyday life, helping to prevent crisis by encouraging open, honest, and destigmatized conversations about suicide, and empowering individuals to provide support to loved ones experiencing thoughts of suicide.
Proceeds from program registration benefits Sullivan Text for Teens, a free, confidential text line operated by Access: Supports for Living to support youth in Sullivan County, NY struggling with mental health and substance use challenges, bullying, self-harm, homelessness, problems at home, relationship issues/violence, divorce, physical health, and more. By texting 845-637-9486 from 4-10pm (M-F) and 5pm-12am (Saturday & Sunday), teens can connect to someone who can listen, respond, and provide connection to resources in the community. This program is supported by a Grant of the Mother Cabrini Health Foundation, along with support from the Community Foundation of Orange & Sullivan.

Sarah Kimball is President of AFPMHV and Communications Director at Access: Supports for Living, a nonprofit organization working across New York’s Hudson Valley, the five boroughs of New York City, and Long Island to support adults and children with mental health and substance use needs, developmental disabilities, children and families facing challenges, and more. A member of Access’  Zero Suicide Committee, Sarah believes that death by suicide is preventable if our community has the correct tools to intervene, support, and understand. Aside from her work as a QPR Trainer, Sarah is also a certified Narcan trainer.

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