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.

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Annual Advocacy Forum and State Capitol Days

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

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AFSP Field Ambassadors represent AFSP with elected officials at all levels of government

Lead AFSP Chapter Advocacy and Public Policy Committee activities at the state and local level.

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Public Policy Internships

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

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Stay informed about mental health and public policy with our Public Policy Webinars