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 representatives and encourage them to support suicide prevention policies.
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.
Public Policy Internships
Consider an internship with AFSP’s Advocacy and Public Policy Office.