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American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Thanks Its Volunteers, The JED Foundation, the Ad Council, and Droga5 for the Release of the Public Service Campaign ‘Seize the Awkward’

On Wednesday, January 17, along with partners The Jed Foundation (JED) and the Ad Council, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, the nation’s largest suicide prevention organization, launched a national groundbreaking ad campaign, “Seize The Awkward.”


I’m Your Canvas: Four Tips on How to Have a #RealConvo with a Friend

Hopefully these tips can empower you to have a #RealConvo, and be a helpful canvas to the people in your life.


How to Tell People You’ve Lost a Loved One to Suicide

She knew my mom had died. I just hadn’t told her how, yet.


Nation’s Largest Suicide Prevention Organization Sponsors Training  for Full TN Highway Patrol Force
Tennessee First State to Train All Highway Patrol Officers in Suicide Prevention

Nation’s Largest Suicide Prevention Organization Sponsors Training  for Full TN Highway Patrol Force


Walking for Myself

When I look back on that day, part of me still feels that fear and anxiety, but I also feel deep gratitude for all those present, proving to me that I am not alone and that suicide does not have to be my fate.


Now I Know How it Feels

It’s a struggle, but it won’t always be like that.


To date, efforts to reduce suicide by gun have largely failed – with 23,000 lives lost each year – we must try a new approach.
Project 2025: Firearms & Suicide Prevention

There is promising evidence that providing suicide prevention training for those who influence a specific community can reduce the suicide risk for that community. Research also tells us that by educating the firearms-owning community about suicide risk, safe storage and removing access to lethal means, including firearms, when someone is at risk, we can reduce suicide.


Advice on Talking to Someone with Suicidal Thoughts…from Someone Who’s Had Suicidal Thoughts

What matters most is that you simply walk with them through this valley, and that you never, never, never give up.


The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Elects New National Board Members

AFSP announces new board members to its National Board of Directors: Tony Cornelius, Melissa d’Arabian, Jonathon Kellerman, and Ed Stelmakh


On December 21, 2017, the CDC released the most recent data related to suicide for the year 2016.
Suicide Rate is Up 1.2 Percent According to Most Recent CDC Data (Year 2016)

On December 21, 2017, the CDC released the most recent data related to suicide for the year 2016.


A New Look for AFSP’s Out of the Darkness Walks!

We hope you like our new look, and that it inspires you to keep walking with us toward a world without suicide!


A Million Steps To Mental Health Awareness and Suicide Prevention

Let's remove the stigma surrounding mental illness and embrace a discussion of these issues with those affected by them.