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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...


01 Mar, 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...


01 Mar, 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...


28 Feb, 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,...


22 Feb, 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...


16 Feb, 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...


15 Feb, 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...


14 Feb, 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...