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