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.
Learn about suicide prevention research
Thanks to our donors, we are the largest private funder of suicide prevention researchLearn more
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.Learn more
Bring suicide prevention to your school
Find a list of American Foundation for Suicide Prevention programs that you can bring to your school or universityLearn more
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.Learn more
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.Learn more