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Building Resilience in My Children, After Losing My Brother to Suicide

My brother Grant was to arrive in Denver on Wednesday, August 27th to visit me. But two days earlier, he died by suicide.

By Devin Tomiak

Support and Connection During a Difficult Time

As we reflect on the events of this week, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention condemns the assault on Capitol Hill and the violence that ensued as a riotous mob forced the evacuation of Congress.


American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Invests $5.5M in Scientific Research to Prevent Leading Cause of Death

These grants show the incredible growth of the suicide prevention research community. I am looking forward to the many insights this research will provide to help guide our efforts to understand and prevent suicide.


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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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Statement: Suicide Rate Decreases for First Time in 10 Years According to Most Recent CDC Data (Year 2019)

Today the CDC released its most recent data related to suicide for the year 2019. The national rate of suicide has been on the rise since 1999. While suicide is still the 10th leading cause of death, according to these data, the suicide rate went down for the first time in two decades.


The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Thanks Congress for Dedicating Resources to Fight for Suicide Prevention

AFSP applauds the designation for the first time of suicide prevention as a priority research area within the Peer-Reviewed Medical Research Program (PRMRP) at the Department of Defense. 


My Cause My Cleats

Marking the fifth year of the NFL’s My Cause My Cleats campaign, some of the league’s promising stars are raising awareness and funds for their favorite charitable organizations with custom-made cleats and the personal stories behind why they chose the causes closest to them.


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