Sharing personal stories, experiences, and the latest research, we talk with state and local elected officials and their staff about how we can work together to prevent suicide and improve mental health.
About State Capitol Days
2015 was the third year for AFSP’s State Capitol Day events, held to bring volunteers together to educate state and local elected officials about suicide prevention and mental health. AFSP Chapters planned and completed 14 State Capitol Day events. No two events were exactly the same – AFSP Chapters worked with the AFSP Public Policy Team to customize each event to their state’s unique needs and legislative priorities. Our 2015 events also represented several different event “models” – some are put on by a single AFSP Chapter, some are organized by several AFSP Chapters working together in the state, and some are done in coordination with partner mental health and suicide prevention organizations outside of AFSP.