Skip to content

Real stories

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

Watch real stories of hope


Empathy and Pain and Hope: Finding Connection Through the Out of the Darkness Walks

My family and I formed Team Nicole Lundy in September of 2010 to participate in the Indianapolis Out of the Darkness Walk, and it was the best thing we could have done. The walk started by simply giving us a way to honor Nicole, but it turned into so much more.

By Tammy Lundy

The Long-Term Journey of Healing from Suicide Loss

I joined the “survivor of suicide loss club” on November 10, 1988. I was a junior at the University of Maryland and my family lived in Cleveland. I got the phone call that would forever change my life. My brother, Brian, had taken his life at 23 years old.

By Tammi Ginsberg

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Elects New National Board Members

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, today announces the appointment of two new board members to its National Board of Directors. In their new roles, effective January 1, 2022, these board members will support the organization in its mission to save lives and bring hope to those affected by suicide.


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

A Look Ahead to the Coming Year: An Interview with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Christine Yu Moutier

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Christine Yu Moutier, answers pressing questions about the intersection of the current state of pandemic and suicide prevention.

By Christine Yu Moutier, M.D., AFSP Chief Medical Officer

Action Alliance Statement on Final CDC Mortality Data Showing Suicide No Longer Top 10 Leading Cause of Death in 2020

The final 2020 mortality data released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Center for Health Statistics show that suicide is no longer a leading cause of death—in large part due to the death toll from COVID-19.


Introducing AFSP’s Newest Public Policy Council Members: What Advocacy Means to Them

In June of 2021, the Council welcomed three new council members: Alex Byrd Spencer (Sacramento, CA); Corbin Standley (Lansing, MI); and Jennifer Butler (Columbia, SC). Each have served on Chapter Boards, organized walks and other events, and shared their personal connections to the cause as field advocates.

By Stephanie Marburger, AFSP Public Policy Coordinator

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