Mental Health and COVID-19
We are amid an unprecedented public health crisis, yet we also have an extraordinary opportunity to come together within our families and our communities to improve the understanding of mental health.
AFSP encourages everyone to engage in an open, honest dialogue with their friends and loved ones, to demonstrate compassion and kindness, and to practice self-care by exercising, meditating, and consuming the news in measured doses. And, reach out to those who may be isolated and need the extra support. These actions can save lives and positively change our collective culture surrounding mental health for the long-term. We hope these tools help you to spread positive messages of hope, compassion, mental health care and suicide prevention.
Advice and guidance
Resources & Programs
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Talk Saves Lives TM
Talk Saves Lives: An Introduction to Suicide Prevention is a community-based presentation that covers the general scope of suicide, the research on prevention, and what people can do to fight suicide.Learn more
It’s Real: College Students and Mental Health
It’s Real is a documentary featuring the stories of six college students from across the country.Learn more
More Than Sad
More Than Sad has taught over a million students and educators how to be smarter about mental health.Learn more
Personal Support for Survivors of Suicide Loss
Healing Conversations gives survivors of suicide loss the opportunity to speak with volunteers, who are themselves loss survivors.Learn more
Digital Memory Quilt
The quilt was created in memory of lost loved ones.Learn more