Sharing personal stories, experiences, and the latest research, we talk with state and local elected officials and their staff about how we can work together to prevent suicide and improve mental health.
About State Capitol Days
Each year, AFSP’s State Capitol Day events bring volunteers together with their state and local elected officials to share information and encourage them to make suicide prevention a priority. Each event is customized with the help of the AFSP Public Policy Team to meet each state’s unique needs and legislative priorities. State Capitol Day events are either put on by a single AFSP chapter, organized by several chapters within a state, or done in coordination with partner mental health and suicide prevention organizations outside of AFSP. In 2017, AFSP chapters will host 35 State Capitol Day events, resulting in increased knowledge by lawmakers and legislation promoting mental health.