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13 Jun, 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...


12 Jun, 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...


11 Jun, 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...


11 Jun, 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...


09 Jun, 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...


09 Jun, 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...


07 Jun, 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...


07 Jun, 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...


07 Jun, 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....


07 Jun, 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....


07 Jun, 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...


01 Jun, 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,...


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...