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Research Roundup June 2023: Recently Published Findings From AFSP-Funded Studies

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


Redefining Strength after Losing My Uncle to Suicide

I want others to know that having difficult experiences with mental health does not mean that you are alone. I had always wanted to be a part of suicide prevention efforts, and in 2022 I walked for the first time in one of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s Out Of the Darkness Community Walks.

By Allison Lindley

Join the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention for the 2023 Overnight Walk on June 3 in D.C.! 

The Overnight is the largest single annual fundraising event held by AFSP and a powerful opportunity for suicide prevention advocates to raise awareness for suicide prevention and connect with a community that understands. 


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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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¡Participa junto a la American Foundation for Suicide Prevention en la caminata nocturna del Overnight 2023 el 3 de junio en D.C.!

El Overnight es el mayor evento anual de recaudación de fondos que realiza AFSP y una gran oportunidad para que los defensores de la prevención del suicidio creen conciencia sobre este tema y se conecten con una comunidad afín.


To Make Sense of My Mother’s Suicide, I Had to Understand My Own Relationship to Mental Health

When I was 14 years old, I lost my mother, Sabrina Jones, to suicide. Up until my mom's death, I did not understand to what extent mental health could affect your everyday life, including my own.

By Taylor Ryan

Coping With Suicide Loss While Managing an Eating Disorder: How Losing One Friend Helped Me Show up for Another

One month before I flew cross country to enter residential treatment for an eating disorder in May 2013, my friend and college varsity tennis teammate Paige died by suicide. This suicide loss, and my eating disorder recovery journey, fundamentally changed my values and who I was as a person.

By Tara Criscuolo

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