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Why I Fight: Preventing Physician Suicide, and the Dr. Lorna Breen Health Care Provider Protection Act

We must prioritize the mental health of our frontline medical professionals who are caring for some of our most vulnerable patients, and encourage help-seeking behaviors for mental health concerns and substance use disorders by reducing stigma, increasing resources, and having open conversations about mental health.

By Christine Moutier, M.D., AFSP Chief Medical OfficerNatalie Tietjen, AFSP Manager, Federal Policy

What We Can All Do About Maternal Suicide

When Robin learned she was pregnant, she and her partner were ecstatic. They chatted about names, discussed colors for the baby’s room, and planned maternity photos.

By Adrienne Griffen, Executive Director at Maternal Mental Health Leadership AllianceAmy Stuart, contributing author, Postpartum Support International

Nation’s Largest Suicide Prevention Organization Celebrates National Suicide Hotline Designation Act (S.2661) Becoming Law

On Saturday, October 17, the National Suicide Hotline Designation Act (S.2661), legislation that will support the implementation of the future 9-8-8 crisis hotline, was signed into law.

By AFSP

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Walking Through My Grief

On June 29, 2016, I lost my oldest child Richard to suicide at age 24. I was overwhelmed by a grief more powerful than I could have ever imagined. I felt like I was caught in a hurricane, disoriented and confused, with nowhere to shelter from the storm.

By Ann Marie Farino

My Why Is Also Me

Now my Why is not only the person I helped to save when I was 18 – and over a dozen other people close to me who have struggled with depression, anxiety, and/or suicidal ideation. My Why is also me. 

By Jayne Whisnant

What We Know About LGBTQ Youth Mental Health and Suicide Prevention

We are pleased to share this guest blog, courtesy of our friends at The Trevor Project, the world’s largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for LGBTQ youth.

By Myeshia Price-Feeney

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