Advocacy — AFSP


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 team gives our volunteers the tools they need to advocate for suicide prevention at both the state and federal levels.

Become an advocate

Visit our Action Center to stay up to date on the state and federal bills that need your support

Putting our government to work: federal and state priorities

AFSP Advocates have won many victories at both state and federal levels, including mandatory suicide prevention programs for schools and landmark legislation like the Excellence in Mental Health Act.

Public policy priorities

State Fact Sheets

AFSP’s infographics provide suicide facts and policy information for every state.

Get the facts

Annual Advocacy Forum and State Capitol Days

AFSP organizes advocacy days in DC and at state capitols to meet with our public officials and encourage them to support suicide prevention policies.

Attend an event

Resources for Advocates

Find the resources you need to advocate with your public officials for suicide prevention.

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Public Policy Internships

Consider an internship with AFSP’s Advocacy and Public Policy Office.

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Contact your local AFSP chapter to bring advocacy to your community