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AFSP 15th Annual Advocacy Forum

Advocating for 988 at AFSP’s 15th Annual Advocacy Forum

From Sunday June 9th to Wednesday June 12th, AFSP hosted its 15th Annual Advocacy Forum! Together, nearly 250 AFSP Volunteer Advocates celebrated “15 years of Advocating for Suicide Prevention” and participated in educational sessions on legislation to improve mental health and save lives.

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

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

The White House

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Statement on Firearm Violence Public Health Advisory

AFSP commends U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy for releasing a new advisory today: Firearm Violence: A Public Health Crisis in America.

Volunteer with AFSP

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Actress, Suicide Prevention Advocate Ashley Judd to Speak at HMP Global’s 2024 Psych Congress National Meeting

Fireside chat with Judd and American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s Chief Medical Officer Dr. Christine Yu Moutier will cover mental health, grief, and loss.

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As an Asian American, I Know the Impact Cultural Heritage Can Have on Mental Health

Each May, our country shines a spotlight on two important issues, through Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month and Mental Health Awareness Month. Technically, these are two separate awareness holidays. But for me, my mental health and Asian American identity feel closely intertwined.

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American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Celebrates 15 Years of Advocacy, Calls on Congress to Strengthen 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline

Volunteer Advocates from across the country will meet with over 250 Congressional Offices in Washington, D.C. at AFSP’s Advocacy Forum

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