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Nation’s Top Suicide Prevention and Veterinary Medical Organizations Partner to Release New Resource for Veterinary Workplaces

AFSP and the American Veterinary Medical Association, in partnership with the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America, the Veterinary Hospital Managers Association, and the Veterinary Medical Association Executives Release After a Suicide: A Guide for Veterinary Workplaces 


When Hope Shows Up: Adapting International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day During the Pandemic

As volunteers with AFSP's San Diego chapter, the pandemic has meant we have had to adapt all of our in-person events to virtual ones. Of course, on all our minds has been the question of how we would adapt one of the most important events of the year: International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day.

By Melissa LunardiniKimberly McKewon

Cycling to Spread Hope

As part of his fundraising efforts for National Suicide Prevention Month, Doug is cycling 1800 miles from the Canadian border to the Mexican border throughout September. His hope is to raise money to help fight suicide, while reminding people that they are never alone, and help is always available.


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Walk to fight suicide

Walkers like us make a difference. Together we can change the conversation about mental health and put a stop to this tragic loss of life.

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Nation’s Largest Suicide Prevention Organization Applauds Congressional Action During September National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

AFSP is thankful of House passage of the National Suicide Hotline Designation Act, which will support the implementation of the future 9-8-8 crisis hotline. This historic legislation, once signed by the President, will bring our nation’s suicide prevention and mental health crisis response system into the 21st century.


What To Do If Your Family Won’t Talk About Your Suicide Loss

Everyone grieves differently. It is not unusual for people within the same family to have different coping styles after a suicide death.


Growing Through the Unexpected: Focusing on Mental Health as a First-Year College Student in the Age of COVID-19

Like every college student, I was sent home just six weeks into the spring semester because of the pandemic.

By Alyssa Goldberg

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