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Sep 12, 2017, 10:44 ET Nation's Largest Suicide Prevention Organization and Aetna Launch New Education Program to Potentially Save Thousands of Lives

Today, as part of National Suicide Prevention Week, September 10-16, Aetna, one of the nation's leading diversified health care benefits companies,...


Sep 05, 2017, 14:36 ET Entercom Launches "I'm Listening" Campaign For Mental Health Awareness And Suicide Prevention

Entercom has announced today the launch of the "I'm Listening" campaign for mental health awareness and suicide prevention. The campaign includes a...


Aug 28, 2017, 10:18 ET Media Invited: Senator Jill Schupp To Be Awarded Allies in Action State Award By Nation's Largest Suicide Prevention Organization

Suicide is the tenth leading cause of death in the United States. On average, one person dies by suicide every eight hours in the state of...


Aug 24, 2017, 14:38 ET Nation's Largest Suicide Prevention Organization Honors Veterans, Active Duty Service Members and First Responders with Wreath Laying Ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery - Media Invited

On September 1, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention is hosting a wreath laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Solider in Arlington...


Jul 20, 2017, 16:02 ET Statement by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention on Chester Bennington

We recently learned of the death of Chester Bennington, the lead singer of Linkin Park. Based on reports, we understand that Mr. Bennington died by...


Jun 27, 2017, 11:36 ET The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Hires Lived Experience Pioneer as Area Director for Utah & Nevada

The nation's largest suicide prevention organization, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, hired Taryn Aiken Hiatt, as the Area Director...


Jun 13, 2017, 20:02 ET Missouri Residents Honor Senator Jill Schupp for her Leadership in Making Suicide Prevention a Priority

On average, one person dies by suicide every eight hours in the state of Missouri. To create awareness and honor those working to prevent this...


Jun 12, 2017, 10:02 ET Alaskan Hero Recognized with National Award for Suicide Prevention Advocacy

Suicide is the fifth leading cause of death overall in Alaska. To create awareness and honor those working to prevent this tragic loss of...


Jun 11, 2017, 20:04 ET Missouri Hero Recognized with National Award for Suicide Prevention Advocacy

On average, one person dies by suicide every eight hours in the state of Missouri. To create awareness and honor those working to prevent this...


Jun 11, 2017, 20:04 ET Local Little Rock Hero Recognized with National Award for His Work Advocating for Suicide Prevention

On average, one person dies by suicide every 15 hours in the state of Arkansas. To create awareness and honor those working to prevent this tragic...


Jun 09, 2017, 09:35 ET Largest Suicide Prevention Organization to Honor Grassroots Advocates from AR, AK, HI & MO for Exceptional Service

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, the largest suicide prevention organization in the United States, will present its annual Sandy...


Jun 09, 2017, 09:29 ET Largest Suicide Prevention Organization to Honor Members of Congress & Other Champions for Exceptional Service

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, the largest suicide prevention organization in the United States, will present its annual...


Jun 07, 2017, 16:27 ET Advocates to Visit State Capitol to Request Resources to Help Fight Suicide

Suicide is the 9th leading cause of death overall in New Hampshire. To help prevent this tragic loss of life, volunteer advocates from the New...


Jun 07, 2017, 15:49 ET David Axelrod & Karl Rove Meet to Discuss Mental Health with Nation's Largest Suicide Prevention Organization

The nation's largest suicide prevention organization in the United States, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, is hosting a...


Jun 07, 2017, 12:44 ET Nation's Largest Suicide Prevention Organization Awards $1Million Research Grant to Researcher in St. Louis

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention is proud to announce the winners of the annual research grant application process, including Dr....


Jun 07, 2017, 12:32 ET Nation's Largest Suicide Prevention Organization Awards $1Million Research Grant to Houston Physician

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention is proud to announce the winners of the annual research grant application process, including Dr....


Jun 07, 2017, 12:09 ET Nation's Largest Suicide Prevention Organization Awards $4.65 Million in Research Grants

AFSP is proud to announce the winners of the annual research grant application process. This year, 27 national and international grantees have been...


Jun 01, 2017, 12:49 ET Overnight Walk to Fight Suicide in Washington, D.C. - Press Registration Opens

The Out of the Darkness Overnight Walk is the largest annual fundraising event held by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. On average,...


May 25, 2017, 10:29 ET The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Hires Senior Director to Lead National Project 2025

In time for May Mental Health Month, the nation's largest suicide prevention organization, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, hired...


May 22, 2017, 16:25 ET Media Invited: Local Helena Hero Awarded National 2017 Allies in Action State Partner Award

Suicide is the tenth leading cause of death in the United States. This might seem like an insurmountable problem, but there are those who work...


May 18, 2017, 15:03 ET Statement by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention on Chris Cornell

We recently learned of the death of Chris Cornell, former frontman and musician for the band Soundgarden. Based on reports by the medical examiner,...


May 08, 2017, 11:02 ET The Overnight Walk to Fight Suicide in San Diego - Press Registration Opens

The Out of the Darkness Overnight Walk is the largest annual fundraising event held by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Participants...


May 08, 2017, 08:03 ET Advocates to Visit Springfield to Speak With Legislators About Suicide Prevention

On average one person dies by suicide every six hours in the state of Illinois. To help prevent this tragic loss of life, volunteer advocates from...


May 01, 2017, 12:13 ET Advocates to Visit Albany to Demand Suicide Prevention Resources for New Yorkers

Someone dies by suicide every five hours in the state of New York. To help prevent this tragic loss of life, volunteer advocates from the New York...


May 01, 2017, 07:49 ET A Teachable Moment: Using 13 Reasons Why to Initiate a Helpful Conversation about Suicide Prevention and Mental Health

It's important that we have a conversation that's smart about mental health and suicide prevention. Join the American Foundation for Suicide...