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