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.”
Hopefully these tips can empower you to have a #RealConvo, and be a helpful canvas to the people in your life.
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
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.
It’s a struggle, but it won’t always be like that.
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.
What matters most is that you simply walk with them through this valley, and that you never, never, never give up.
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.
We hope you like our new look, and that it inspires you to keep walking with us toward a world without suicide!
Let's remove the stigma surrounding mental illness and embrace a discussion of these issues with those affected by them.