I have hope that we will make a difference in the future of mental health care and access to care. 
Carrying Gifts of Hope: Packing My Bag for the AFSP Advocacy Forum

I have hope that when we are in Washington sharing stories of need, of sorrow, and of lives that have been saved, our voices will be heard and remembered by those in Congress.


New CDC Vital Signs Report Shows Importance of Help Seeking

Today the CDC released a report on suicide, the Vital Signs: Trends in State Suicide Rates


Statement by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention on Kate Spade

We recently learned of the death of Kate Spade, the fashion designer and businesswoman.


AFSP extends its heartfelt thanks to all those who participated in the 2018 Dallas, Texas Overnight.
Overnight Recap — Dallas 2018

AFSP extends its heartfelt thanks to all those who walked, and to each volunteer, crew member, and donor who participated in the 2018 Dallas, Texas Overnight.


Overnight Walker Coach Profile: Erin

The 2018 Out of the Darkness Overnight Walks will be in Dallas on June 2 and Philadelphia on June 16. Each participant is assigned to a Walker Coach who supports and helps them with any questions they might have along the way.


Advocates Urge North Carolina Lawmakers to Expand Suicide Prevention Training in Schools

Suicide is the tenth leading cause of death in the United States, and it is the eleventh leading cause of death in North Carolina.


The 2018 Out of the Darkness Overnight Walks will be in Dallas on June 2 and Philadelphia on June 16.
Overnight Walker Coach Profile: Heather

The 2018 Out of the Darkness Overnight Walks will be in Dallas on June 2 and Philadelphia on June 16. Each participant is assigned to a Walker Coach who supports and helps them with any questions they might have along the way.


Walking with a Purpose

Each time I attend a walk it feels healing to be within a community of people who understand and are there to support one another.


It’s Okay Not to Be Okay

It is okay not to be okay. No one is perfect. We all have something we’re dealing with. The more we share, the easier it is to heal and live a healthy life.


New original track “Someday” honors the memory of those lost to suicide.
Phantogram releases new two-track digital single, proceeds benefiting American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

New original track “Someday” honors the memory of those lost to suicide, and the grief and hope carried every day by family and friends left behind; B-side is a tribute to Sparklehorse’s Mark Linkous, a formative influence for the band.


Celebrities and Families Honored for their Suicide Prevention Efforts at 30th Annual Gala Event in New York

The 30th Annual Lifesavers Gala was held on May 16 in New York City at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Appel Room.


How Do Emotions and Experiences Combine to Provoke Suicidal Ideation and Behavior?

In a study conducted by Dr. Lori N. Scott at the University of Pittsburgh, EMA was used to look at the specific relationship between participants’ emotions, interpersonal experiences, and suicidal ideation and behavior over time.