WASHINGTON, June 9, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, the largest suicide prevention organization in the United States, will present its annual Allies in Action Awards to members of Congress, their staff, state representatives and other champions who have done exemplary work in preventing this leading cause of death at the 2017 Advocacy Forum. Follow the conversation using #AFSPForum17.
WHEN: June 13, 2017
TIME: 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
WHERE: Washington Court Hotel
525 New Jersey Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20001
RSVP: Media who would like to attend must RSVP with Alexis O'Brien firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-441-8764.
- Representative Eddie Bernice Johnson (TX)
- Catherine Barber – director of the Means Matter Campaign at the Harvard School of Public Health's Injury Control Research Center
- Joe Dunn – senior policy advisor to Senator Christopher Murphy
- Brenda Destro – Senior Public Health Advisor to Senator Bill Cassidy
- Carrie Palmer Swope – Senior Legislative Assistance to Representative Eddie Bernice Johnson
- Sen. Jill Schupp (MO)
- Sen. Lyman Hoffman (AK)
- Karl Rosston (MT)
The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention is dedicated to saving lives and bringing hope to those affected by suicide. AFSP creates a culture that's smart about mental health through education and community programs, develops suicide prevention through research and advocacy, and provides support for those affected by suicide. Led by CEO Robert Gebbia and headquartered in New York, and with a public policy office in Washington, D.C., AFSP has local chapters in all 50 states with programs and events nationwide. Learn more about AFSP in its latest Annual Report, and join the conversation on suicide prevention by following AFSP on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.
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SOURCE American Foundation for Suicide Prevention