The Summit will be held at the Loyola Health Services Campus Center for Translational Research and Education.
2018 Illinois Suicide Prevention Summit to Focus on AFSP’s Project 2025

The Summit will be held at the Loyola Health Services Campus Center for Translational Research and Education - 2160 S. 1st Avenue, Maywood, IL.


When My Brother Took His Life, I Wanted to Follow

"Neither grief nor acceptance has a deadline. Time is all we have. So, I continue to utilize my time, to nurture and love myself every day."


First National Physician Suicide Awareness Day

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Along with Mayo Clinic, Releases a New, Free Resource – “After a Suicide: A Toolkit for Medical Schools”


"I wanted to document the person she was, and what severe depression can do to someone."
Claire’s Song

"I wanted to document the person she was, and what severe depression can do to someone."


National Survey Shows Majority of Americans Would Take Action to Prevent Suicide

Americans overwhelmingly believe suicide can be prevented – and the public plays a role in saving lives.


Five Things That Helped Me Through My Suicide Loss

I don't believe there is a specific recipe to the process of grieving from such a loss, but here are a few “ingredients” that helped me most during this time.


"We participated in the Walk because we want others to know that they are not alone, and that they never will be alone."
We Walk for Those Who Feel Like They Have No One

"We participated in the Walk because we want others to know that they are not alone, and that they never will be alone."


What We Mean When We Say #StopSuicide

By working together, gaining increased understanding, and encouraging the widespread application of proven strategies, we can save lives.


National Violent Death Reporting System (NVDRS) Data Collection Expands to All 50 States

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is funding new recipients for the National Violent Death Reporting System (NVDRS).


"I still pass that section of the highway all the time. I stand tall today, affected by my experience, but still alive."
What I Want People to Know About My Suicide Attempt

"I still pass that section of the highway all the time. I stand tall today, affected by my experience, but still alive."


The Role of Faith Communities in Suicide Prevention

The Action Alliance’s National Weekend of Prayer for Faith, Hope, & Life, held September 7 - 9, 2018, is an opportunity for faith communities to include in their regular weekly gatherings a time to focus on those who may be suicidal, have lost someone to suicide, or are at risk.


Nation’s Largest Suicide Prevention Organization Awards Grant to Study Opioids and Suicide

Suicide and opioid deaths are both on the rise with almost 45,000 suicides and 64,000 opioid deaths in 2016.