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Feb 01, 2018, 11:22 ET Thousands To Walk From Dusk Until Dawn To Fight Suicide In Dallas and Philadelphia

Suicide is the nation's tenth leading cause of death and the rate is rising. To bring greater awareness to this tragic yet preventable cause of...


Jan 30, 2018, 14:51 ET DoD and VA Partner with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention to Focus on Reducing Suicide

On Saturday, at its annual Chapter Leadership Conference, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) announced a milestone partnership...


Jan 28, 2018, 22:55 ET Statement by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention on Logic Performing at Grammy Awards

The nation's largest organization dedicated to suicide prevention, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention today released the following...


Jan 17, 2018, 12:23 ET American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Thanks Its Volunteers, The Jed Foundation, the Ad Council, and Droga5 for the Release of the Public Service Campaign 'Seize the Awkward'

On Wednesday, January 17, along with partners The Jed Foundation (JED) and the Ad Council, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, the...


Jan 09, 2018, 09:57 ET Tennessee First State to Train All Highway Patrol Officers in Suicide Prevention

The nation's largest suicide prevention organization, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, has taken the groundbreaking step in training...


Jan 03, 2018, 10:13 ET The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Elects New National Board Members

The nation's largest suicide prevention organization, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention today announced the appointment of four new...


Jan 02, 2018, 12:22 ET AFSP: Suicide Rate is Up 1.8 Percent According to Most Recent CDC Data (Year 2016)

On December 21, 2017, the CDC released the most recent data related to suicide for the year 2016. According to these data, suicide is still the...


Nov 14, 2017, 16:45 ET Media Invited: The First Survivor Day on the Hill

Suicide is the tenth leading cause of death in the United States. Just ahead of International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day (Survivor Day), which...


Nov 07, 2017, 13:40 ET Free Events To Be Held Nationwide for Suicide Loss and Healing on November 18

Ann Cea met her husband James on a blind date when they were in college in 1976. They were married for 31 years when James died by suicide. When...


Oct 05, 2017, 10:46 ET Suicide Prevention Organization Receives Large Donation for Project 2025

Keith used to say the laughter of his 14 month old nephew Zach was the best medicine. Keith loved his nephew, his family, working out, geology, and...


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....