2018 Advocacy Forum — AFSP

2018 Advocacy Forum

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.

Featured Speakers

  • John Draper, Ph.D.
    Director, National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
  • Keita Franklin, Ph.D.
    Director, Suicide Prevention Office, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Ryan Galluchi
    Director, Veterans of Foreign Wars National Veterans Service
  • Joshua Gordon, M.D.
    Director, National Institute of Mental Health
  • Richard McKeon, Ph.D., MPH
    Suicide Prevention Branch Chief, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
  • Karl Rosston
    Montana State Suicide Prevention Coordinator, Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services
  • Jill Schupp
    Missouri State Senator, District 24, St. Louis County
  • Loree Sutton, M.D. (Brigadier General - Ret.)
    Commissioner, NYC Department of Veterans’ Services
  • Tom Torlakson
    California State Superintendent of Public Instruction

Advocacy Highlights

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