Advocates like you help pass policies that will save lives
Suicide prevention for schools, training for clinicians, funding for mental health programs: advocates make suicide prevention a priority
Our Public Policy team gives our volunteers the tools they need to advocate for suicide prevention at both the state and federal levels.
Putting our government to work: federal and state priorities
AFSP Advocates have won many victories at both state and federal levels, including mandatory suicide prevention programs for schools and landmark legislation like the Excellence in Mental Health Act.
Annual Advocacy Forum and State Capitol Days
AFSP organizes advocacy days in DC and at state capitols to meet with our representatives and encourage them to support suicide prevention policies.
Public Policy Internships
Consider an internship with AFSP’s Advocacy and Public Policy Office.