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Mar 20, 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...


Mar 16, 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...


Mar 15, 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...


Mar 15, 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...


Mar 09, 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,...


Mar 07, 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...


Mar 07, 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...


Mar 03, 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...


Mar 01, 2017, 17:10 ET Advocates from AFSP, NAMI, and MHA to Hold Press Conference to Demand Resources to Help Fight Suicide

Suicide is the 11th leading cause of death overall in South Carolina. To help prevent this tragic loss of life, mental health advocates from the...


Mar 01, 2017, 17:02 ET Advocates to Stage Nighttime Display on Capitol Steps to Draw Attention to the Need to Reduce the Suicide Rate in Arkansas

Suicide is the tenth leading cause of death in Arkansas – and it's preventable. At 6 p.m., Thursday, March 2, on the steps of the Capitol building...


Feb 28, 2017, 10:14 ET Advocates from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Scheduled to Meet with Lawmakers in Augusta

Suicide is the tenth leading cause of death in the United States, and it is the ninth leading cause of death in Maine. On Thursday, March 2, 2017,...


Feb 22, 2017, 08:32 ET Advocates to Visit Jefferson City to Demand Resources for Schools to Help Fight Suicide

Suicide is the tenth leading cause of death and the second leading cause of death among college aged students. To help prevent this tragic loss of...


Feb 16, 2017, 17:19 ET Advocates to Visit Salt Lake City to Thank Their Legislative Leaders for Passing HB 37, Creating a Statewide Crisis Line Commission

Today the Utah State Senate passed HB 37 which calls for a Statewide Crisis Line Commission to be formed. Utah has one of the highest suicide rates...


Feb 15, 2017, 08:52 ET Advocates to Visit Vermont State Capitol to Share Resources to Help Fight Suicide

Suicide is the 8th leading cause of death in the state of Vermont. To help prevent this tragic loss of life, volunteer advocates from the Vermont...


Feb 14, 2017, 10:57 ET Advocates to Storm Idaho State Capitol to Request Resources to Help Fight Suicide

Suicide is the 8th leading cause of death overall in Idaho. To help prevent this tragic loss of life, volunteer advocates from the Idaho chapter of...


Feb 14, 2017, 09:48 ET Advocates to Storm Tennessee State Capitol to Request Resources for Health Professionals to Help Fight Suicide

Each year in the United States, suicide claims over 40,000 lives – more than war, murder, and natural disasters combined. On average one person...


Feb 14, 2017, 08:56 ET Advocates to Storm Texas State Capitol to Request Resources to Help Fight Suicide

Suicide is the 11th leading cause of death in Texas. To help prevent this tragic loss of life, volunteer advocates from the Texas chapters of the...


Feb 09, 2017, 12:03 ET The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and The Dougy Center Join Forces, Launch New Education Resource for the Families of Young Suicide Loss Survivors

Each year, more than 44,000 Americans die of suicide according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. In the aftermath, families are...


Feb 09, 2017, 10:28 ET Advocates to Storm State Capitol to Request Training for School Personnel and Health Professionals to Help Fight Suicide

Montana has one of the highest suicide rates in the United States, ranking third in the nation. To help prevent this tragic loss of life, volunteer...


Feb 08, 2017, 12:02 ET A Tipping Point in Suicide Prevention: 30 Years Strong

When a small group of academic researchers and suicide loss survivors first joined forces to take action and raise awareness for suicide prevention...


Feb 06, 2017, 09:57 ET Advocates to Storm State Capitol to Request Resources to Help Fight Suicide

North Dakota has one of the highest suicide rates in the United States, ranking 15th in the nation. To help prevent this tragic loss of life,...


Feb 06, 2017, 08:47 ET Nation's Largest Suicide Prevention Organization to Expand Interactive Screening Program to 20 Additional Schools Nationwide

Each year, 10 percent of college students report that they have seriously considered suicide and more than 1,100 college students die by suicide....


Jan 23, 2017, 10:53 ET Advocates from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Scheduled to Meet with Lawmakers in Phoenix

Suicide is the tenth leading cause of death in the United States, and it is the eighth leading cause of death in Arizona. On Tuesday, January 24,...


Dec 07, 2016, 14:49 ET Nation's Largest Suicide Prevention Organization Thanks Congress for Passing Mental Health Legislation

The U.S. House of Representatives last week passed the 21st Century Cures Act which contains provisions of the Helping Families in Mental...


Dec 01, 2016, 10:01 ET 3 leading health organizations aim to reduce suicides by physicians, medical trainees

As increasing rates of stress, depression and fatigue fuel concern about physician well-being, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical...