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 2019, AFSP chapters hosted 45 State Capitol Day events that brought over 1,000 advocates to their state capitols, to support 80 bills prioritizing suicide prevention and mental health. State bills have been enacted that now ban the practice of conversion therapy, require suicide prevention policies and personnel training in K-12 schools, suicide prevention on college and university campuses, and the creation of statewide suicide prevention task forces, among others. Many thanks to our advocates who made their voices heard for these events!▲ Back to Top