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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.

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Resources & Programs

Suicide Prevention in the COVID-19 Era

COVID-19 presents a new and urgent opportunity to focus political will, federal investments, and global community on the vital imperative of suicide prevention.

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COVID-19 and Mental Health Survey

Discover how America's high school and college students are coping during the pandemic.

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Workplace resources

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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.

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It’s Real

It’s Real is a documentary featuring the stories of six college students from across the country.

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More Than Sad

More Than Sad has taught over a million students and educators how to be smarter about mental health.

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Healing Conversations:
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.

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Digital Memory Quilt

The quilt was created in memory of lost loved ones.

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Radio PSAs

Download includes text and prerecorded PSAs for broadcasts or podcasts

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Talking points

Download talking points to address mental health and COVID-19

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Suicide prevention resources

Find resources for suicide prevention for your or someone you know.

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