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25 May, 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...


22 May, 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...


18 May, 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,...


08 May, 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...


08 May, 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...


01 May, 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...


01 May, 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...


20 Apr, 2017, 08:16 ET A Night to Fight Suicide in New York

The nation's largest suicide prevention organization in the United States, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP), invites you to...


19 Apr, 2017, 13:02 ET Statement from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention on Former NFL Player Aaron Hernandez

We recently learned of the death of former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez. Based on reports, we understand that Mr. Hernandez died by...


12 Apr, 2017, 10:04 ET Advocates to Visit Boston to Encourage Their Legislative Leaders to Invest in Suicide Prevention

Five times as many die by suicide in Massachusetts annually than by homicide. To help prevent this tragic loss of life, volunteer advocates from...


11 Apr, 2017, 11:14 ET Advocates in Pennsylvania Demand Resources to Stop Suicide

One person dies by suicide every five hours in the state of Pennsylvania. To help prevent this tragic loss of life, volunteer advocates from the...


05 Apr, 2017, 11:29 ET Advocates to Storm Tallahassee to Request Resources to Help Fight Suicide

More than twice as many people die by suicide in Florida annually than by homicide. To help prevent this tragic loss of life, volunteer advocates...


05 Apr, 2017, 11:15 ET Advocates to Storm Hartford to Request Resources to Help Fight Suicide

Three times as many people die by suicide in Connecticut annually than by homicide. To help prevent this tragic loss of life, volunteer advocates...


05 Apr, 2017, 08:36 ET Suicide Prevention Organization Launches National Education Program for College Students

Each year, 18 percent of undergraduate students and 15 percent of graduate students report having seriously considered suicide in their lifetimes...


03 Apr, 2017, 11:51 ET Advocates to Visit Raleigh to Request Passage of Youth Suicide Awareness and Prevention Legislation

In 2015, the last year of data we have on North Carolina violent deaths, 1,406 citizens died by suicide compared to 593 by homicide. That is almost...


03 Apr, 2017, 08:56 ET Massachusetts Police Officers Take Steps to Stop Suicides Among Their Ranks

In 2006, one of the officers who was a member of the Massachusetts Coalition of Police (MASS C.O.P.) died by suicide. He was afraid to seek help...


28 Mar, 2017, 13:44 ET Advocates to Storm Columbus to Request Resources to Help Fight Suicide

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


20 Mar, 2017, 14:32 ET Advocates to Visit Juneau to Request Passage of Mental Health Budget and to Train Legislators on How to Prevent Suicide

Alaska has the second highest suicide rate in the United States. To help prevent this tragic loss of life, volunteer advocates from the Alaska...


16 Mar, 2017, 08:46 ET Over a Thousand People to Walk in June from Dusk until Dawn to Fight Suicide in Nation's Capital

Suicide is a serious issue for Washington, D.C., on average one person dies by suicide every 11 days in the District. To help stem this tragic loss...


15 Mar, 2017, 16:04 ET Advocates to Storm Lincoln to Request Resources to Help Fight Suicide

Three times as many people in Nebraska die by suicide than by homicide. To help prevent this tragic loss of life, volunteer advocates from the...


15 Mar, 2017, 15:56 ET Advocates to Visit Trenton to Request Resources to Help Fight Suicide

Nearly twice as many people die by suicide in New Jersey than by homicide. To help prevent this tragic loss of life, volunteers from both New...


09 Mar, 2017, 14:04 ET Advocates to Storm Charleston to Demand Resources to Stop Suicide Among the Youth of West Virginia

West Virginia has one of the highest suicide rates in the United States, ranking 14th in the nation. To help prevent this tragic loss of life,...


07 Mar, 2017, 16:36 ET Advocates to Storm Montgomery to Request Resources to Help Fight Suicide

Nearly twice as many people die by suicide in Alabama annually than by homicide. To help prevent this tragic loss of life, volunteer advocates from...


07 Mar, 2017, 11:01 ET Advocates Support Mandatory Suicide Prevention Training for All Licensed Psychologists in California

One person dies by suicide every two hours in the state of California. To help prevent this tragic loss of life, volunteer advocates from the...


03 Mar, 2017, 10:07 ET Advocates to Storm Georgia State Capitol to Request Resources to Help Fight Suicide

Suicide is the tenth leading cause of death in the United States, one person dies every seven hours in the state from suicide. To help prevent this...