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  • Advice for Young People

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  • Mental Health Conversations in the Black Community

  • How to Talk About Suicide

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A National Road Map: Sustaining the Crisis Workforce

"Sustaining the Crisis Workforce: A National Road Map"

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention is proud to support the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention in announcing the launch of the innovative Crisis Workforce Road Map, "Sustaining the Crisis Workforce.”

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American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Honors Leading Researchers

Recipients include pioneer of the Safety Plan Intervention, Dr. Barbara Stanley, and leading youth suicide prevention expert Dr. Jeff Bridge

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American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Applauds the Enactment of Sustainable Funding Legislation for 988 Behavioral Health Crisis Services in Maryland

Maryland now joins eight other states nationwide in sustainably funding 988 Lifeline services via a small monthly fee on phone bills.

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American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Hosts "Talk Away the Dark" Roundtable Discussion with Zack Snyder and Charlie Hunnam during Mental Health Awareness Month

In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, AFSP is streaming a special roundtable event with film director, producer and screenwriter Zack Synder, actor and screenwriter Charlie Hunnam

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American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Hosts 35th Annual Lifesavers Gala

On May 23, 2024, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) will hold its 35th annual Lifesaver’s Gala at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City. Jacoby Shaddix of the legendary rock band Papa Roach to receive Public Education Lifesaver Award

AFSP Vice President for Health Equity and Engagement Victor Armstrong (left) convened a panel of speakers at St. Augustine’s University in Raleigh, NC, on February 20. Picture from left, the panel included St. Augustine’s Senior and Mister Saint Augustine's University Louis Keenan Lowndes, UNC Charlotte Assistant Professor School of Social Work Dr. Sonyia Richardson, and AFSP-NC Board Chair and Chapter Leadership Council Member Keon Lewis.

L.E.T.S Save Lives: A Message of Hope and Perseverance for the Black Community

What makes L.E.T.S. Save Lives such a vital program is that it helps to foster new conversations about mental health and suicide prevention for the Black community. This program has been created by and for Black people and resonates in a unique way with its audience.

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