State Capitol Days
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.
Upcoming State Capitol Day Events
About State Capitol Days
Each year, State Capitol Day events bring volunteers together with state and local elected officials to share information and urge that suicide prevention be made 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.
In 2018, AFSP chapters hosted 34 State Capitol Day events that brought over 1,000 advocates to their state capitols, and since, 10 state bills have been enacted that now require suicide prevention policies and personnel training in K-12 schools, data collection on veteran suicides, statewide crisis lines, and reporting on statewide suicide prevention activities, among others. Many thanks to our advocates who made their voices heard for these events!▲ Back to Top