Child- and Family-focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy can help reduce suicidal ideation in very young children with bipolar disorder.
Can family-focused cognitive behavior therapy reduce suicidal ideation in young children with bipolar disorder?

In her AFSP-funded study, Dr. Sally M. Weinstein at the University of Illinois at Chicago studied 69 youths ages 7-13 (average age 9) diagnosed with PBD, along with their families.


Survivor Day on The Hill

The topic had been heavy, but the message of hope and advocacy hung in the air even after the room had emptied.


AFSP’s Position on Firearms and Suicide Prevention

Educating the firearms-owning community about suicide prevention, safe storage and removing access to lethal means, including a firearm, when someone is at risk, is a major part of our Project 2025.


I left that Survivor Day event a different person. I no longer felt alone, ashamed, or abandoned.
Survivor Day Changed My Life

I left that Survivor Day event a different person. I no longer felt alone, ashamed, or abandoned. I began volunteering with AFSP and now here it is, 2017 and I'm the one organizing a Survivor Day event.


AFSP Honors Fallen Veterans

On September 1, AFSP hosted a wreath laying ceremony to honor veterans and first responders lost to suicide at Arlington National Ceremony.


American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Hosts Survivor Day

Free Events To Be Held Nationwide for Suicide Loss and Healing on November 18


I’m here. I’m breathing. I’m alive. This surprises me sometimes. Then I remember how lucky I am for this second chance.
What We Say Matters

I’m here. I’m breathing. I’m alive. This surprises me sometimes. Then I remember how lucky I am for this second chance.


AFSP Supports Landmark Study of Suicide Loss Survivors in America

The experience of suicide loss and bereavement is more prevalent among the US population than most realize.


Grief Looks Different When You’re Young

What does a grieving child or teen look like?


Life is, quite simply, harder with Matt gone.
Remembering Matt on Halloween

It became evident that our little – but important – event was going to be something special.


Turning Young Loss into Awareness: Remembering Owen

Suicide is preventable, treatable, and swept under the rug in America. I will not allow my friend Owen to be swept under the rug.


The Voice of My Brush

Greater awareness, help, and support now await those in grief from organizations such as the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.