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.
- The Honorable Robert Wilkie
Secretary, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
- The Honorable Paul Tonko
U.S. Congressman, New York
- The Honorable Charles Boustany
Former U.S. Congressman, Louisiana
- The Honorable Patrick J. Kennedy
Former U.S. Congressman, Rhode Island
- John Draper, Ph.D.
Director, National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
- Jane L. Pearson, Ph.D.
Special Advisor to the Director on Suicide Research, National Institute of Mental Health
- Michael Linskey
Deputy Director of Congressional and Political Affairs, American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
- Paul Bonta
Director of Government Relations, Safe States Alliance
- Jonah Cunningham
Government Relations Manager, Trust for America’s Health
- Ashley Womble
Head of Communications, Crisis Text Line
- Michael Petruzzelli
Manager of Policy and Advocacy, National Council for Behavioral Health
- Tashia Arnold
Program Coordinator, Center for Native American Youth
- Alfiee M. Breland Noble, Ph.D.
CEO, The AAKOMA Project and Center, PLLC
- Sam Brinton
Head of Advocacy and Government Affairs, The Trevor Project
- Ryan Gallucci
Director, National Veterans Service, Veterans of Foreign Wars