Advocates like you help pass policies that will save lives
Suicide prevention for schools, training for clinicians, funding for mental health programs: advocates make suicide prevention a priority
Our Public Policy Office gives our volunteers the tools they need to advocate for suicide prevention at all levels of government.
Visit the AFSP Action Center to stay up to date on the federal and state bills that need your support
Putting our government to work: federal and state priorities
AFSP Advocates have won many victories at both federal and state levels, including mandatory suicide prevention programs for schools and landmark legislation like the Excellence in Mental Health Act.
State Fact Sheets
AFSP’s state fact sheets provide suicide statistics and policy information for all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
Annual Advocacy Forum and State Capitol Days
AFSP organizes advocacy days in Washington, D.C. and at state capitols to empower volunteer Field Advocates to meet with their public officials and encourage their support for suicide prevention policies.
Resources for Advocates
Find the resources you need to advocate with your public officials for suicide prevention.
Public Policy Internships
Consider an internship with AFSP’s Advocacy and Public Policy Office in Washington, D.C.