2017 Advocacy Forum — AFSP

2017 Advocacy Forum

Sunday, June 11 – Wednesday, June 14

Through our work at the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, we know there are actions our nation must take to reduce the annual suicide rate and support the one in five Americans who will experience a mental health condition at some time in their lives.

Each year at the annual Advocacy Forum, members of the AFSP community gather in Washington, D.C. to meet with Members of Congress and convince them to invest in real care to support strong mental health services. Tune in via the Virtual Forum and learn more about our key positions.

What We're Asking For

  1. Insurance coverage for mental health and substance use conditions
  2. Funding for suicide prevention research
  3. Preservation of medicaid funding and expansion
  4. Military and veteran suicide prevention
  5. Full funding of the National Violent Death Reporting System
  6. Funding of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline and crisis centers
  7. Preservation of funding for suicide prevention programs


Video from the Forum

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