National Suicide Prevention Hotline

Who We Are

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OUR HISTORY BEGAN WITH A SPARK OF HOPE AND A VISION

Alabama native Dr. David Satcher, the U.S. Surgeon General in two Presidents’ administrations, declared suicide prevention a national imperative and challenged every citizen to action.

To assist our state in preventing suicide, the Alabama Department of Public Health, Mental Health, many concerned citizens, researchers, and clinicians formed the Alabama Suicide Prevention Task Force in 2001.

Dozens of meetings later, and without a budget, a group of prevention advocates composed the State’s prevention plan, hosted suicide prevention coalition trainings, and participated in and hosted numerous suicide prevention community events.

As a result, the ASPARC 501(c)3 non-profit organization was formed.

ASPARC meetings are held every other month in the Birmingham area.  Members are welcome to attend and to participate in committees and initiatives.

Our History

ASPARC spearheaded suicide prevention in the state of Alabama.

ONE PERSON AT A TIME

We seek to bring knowledge of suicide prevention to the state of Alabama.

Get Involved
QPR Training

QPR Training

We train individuals in suicide prevention and response techniques.

Training Programs

Training Programs

We offer pre-packaged courses for state-groups needing to have a certain level of suicide prevention training.

Resource Directory

Resource Directory

One of ASPARC's primary missions is the maintenance of an up-to-date database of suicide prevention resources.

Our Leadership

Katie Beaugez

Treasurer & Grant Coordinator

Angela Sullivan

Secretary

Cheryl Dodson

Board Member

Fred Vars, JD

Board Member

Beverly Johnson

Board Member

Wanda Langley

Board Member
Belinda Kock

Belinda Kock, MEd

Board Member