Skip to content
DEMAND MORE FOR MENTAL HEALTH
RAISE YOUR VOICE

Real stories

Interested in writing a blog post for AFSP? Click here to find out how.

Watch real stories of hope

Stories

Reclaiming Laughter After Suicide Loss

After my husband Victor died by suicide, I thought I would never laugh again. I mean, why would I? Death is devastating. My partner for 30 years was gone. That’s bad enough but the type of loss – suicide – felt like it had doubled that devastation.

By Sarah Miller

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention National Advocacy Forum Brings Together Suicide Prevention Advocates from Across the Country

Policy priorities include the implementation of 988 and the crisis response system, and emergency department suicide prevention and screenings

By AFSP

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Collaborates with Most Days Mental Health App to Provide Suicide Prevention Expertise and Content

As apps become more prevalent as a way to help with mental health, with thousands already in use, it’s important that the public know that not all apps are created equally. Many studies show that there is a preponderance of lack of input from experts for most mental health apps. 

By AFSP

Several clips of walkers at AFSP's Out of the Darkness Campus Walk events background video

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.

Find a walk

Landmark Patient-Focused Drug Development Meeting on Schizophrenia Will Spotlight Urgent Need for New, Better Treatments

The Externally-Led Patient Focused Drug Development (PFDD) meeting – “Reimagine Schizophrenia: Transforming How We Are Treated, Function and Thrive” – offers the chance to make what matters to those living with the neurobiological brain disease a higher priority in drug development and the FDA review process.

By AFSP

AFSP Issues Statement Urging Screening for Youth Suicide Risk

AFSP, with the American Academy of Pediatrics and experts from The National Institute of Mental Health, have issued a statement urging the Task Force to review the evidence and align with Bright Futures and the AAP Blueprint for Youth Suicide Prevention in recommending routine suicide screening starting at age 12.

By AFSP

Suicide Prevention and Mental Health Crisis Response Services: What They Are and How We Can Support Them

A crisis call is the most common, accessible starting point if you or someone you know is experiencing a suicidal or mental health crisis. On July 16, 2022, to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (800-273-8255) will be available through a simple 3-digit,universal phone number, 988.

By Stephanie Marburger, AFSP Manager of Grassroots Advocacy and Operations

Action Center

Visit our Action Center to stay up to date on the federal and state bills that need your support.

Take action

Connection makes a difference

Find a chapter