Our work

AFSP's mission is to save lives and bring hope to those affected by suicide. We fund research to improve interventions, train clinicians in suicide prevention, and advocate for policy that will save lives. We work to find better ways to reach those who suffer, and encourage schools, workplaces, and communities to make mental health a priority.

Whether you’ve lost someone or are struggling with suicidal thinking, you are not alone. We bring people who have been affected by suicide out of the darkness, and give them opportunities to help others.

Our work

Learn about suicide prevention research

Thanks to our donors, we are the largest private funder of suicide prevention research

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Advocate for suicide prevention

Learn how American Foundation for Suicide Prevention volunteer Field Advocates are helping our public policy office in Washington, D.C. to pass suicide prevention policies that will save lives.

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Bring suicide prevention to your school

Find a list of American Foundation for Suicide Prevention programs that you can bring to your school or university

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Find a local chapter

With local programs and events in all 50 states, AFSP’s chapters are at the forefront of suicide prevention. They create a culture that’s smart about mental health through education and community programs, research and advocacy, and support for those affected by suicide. Find a local chapter in your community.

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Find a support group

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention lists U.S. and international support groups as a public service. We do not run, recommend, endorse or fund any of the groups listed.

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Give a gift

A gift to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention helps fund our mission to save lives and give hope to those affected by suicide.

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