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  • After You Lose Someone Close to You

  • Family Members of Loved Ones with Lived Experience

  • Advice for Young People

  • Becoming a Volunteer Field Advocate for Suicide Prevention

  • Mental Health Conversations in the Black Community

  • How to Talk About Suicide

  • Advice for Family and Friends

  • What Supported Your Recovery

Ashley Judd receiving the AFSP lifesaver award

A Beacon of Strength: Ashley Judd’s Fight for Suicide Prevention

Actor, humanitarian, and author Ashley Judd became an outspoken advocate for suicide prevention after her beloved mother, Naomi Judd, died by suicide in 2022.

AFSP advocates gathered on Capital Hill

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Honors Volunteers Changing the Tides on Suicide and Mental Health Nationwide

AFSP is at the vanguard of suicide prevention and mental health thanks to volunteers who dedicate their time, expertise, passion and courage to the cause.

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Research Roundup April 2024: Recently Published Findings From AFSP-Funded Studies

The Research Roundup is a regular update of recently published findings in suicide prevention research.

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U.S. Congress

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Applauds Bipartisan Effort to Improve 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline

AFSP is heartened to see the collaboration of bipartisan Congressional leaders and the FCC to build up the 988 Lifeline to be as robust and effective as it can be.

The author, Dennis Lasley, another childhood friend, and Sean Ferguson, all smiling and laughing. They're each holding a trophy they made for the soccer team they volunteered and coached for.

Why I Return: Over a Decade of Volunteering With the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

National Volunteer Week is an annual opportunity to consider how we can each support a cause we care about. For the last 15 years, I have volunteered to help raise awareness about something that has impacted me personally: suicide.

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President Biden Reaffirms Commitment to Mental Health and Suicide Prevention in Fiscal Year 2025 Budget Proposal

AFSP applauds President Biden and his recently released 2025 budget proposal giving significant funding and attention to critical suicide prevention and mental health activities.

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