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American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Honors Leading Researchers

Recipients include pioneer of the Safety Plan Intervention, Dr. Barbara Stanley, and leading youth suicide prevention expert Dr. Jeff Bridge

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American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Applauds the Enactment of Sustainable Funding Legislation for 988 Behavioral Health Crisis Services in Maryland

Maryland now joins eight other states nationwide in sustainably funding 988 Lifeline services via a small monthly fee on phone bills.

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American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Hosts "Talk Away the Dark" Roundtable Discussion with Zack Snyder and Charlie Hunnam during Mental Health Awareness Month

In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, AFSP is streaming a special roundtable event with film director, producer and screenwriter Zack Synder, actor and screenwriter Charlie Hunnam

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American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Hosts 35th Annual Lifesavers Gala

On May 23, 2024, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) will hold its 35th annual Lifesaver’s Gala at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City. Jacoby Shaddix of the legendary rock band Papa Roach to receive Public Education Lifesaver Award

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American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Deepens Awareness of #TalkAwayTheDark and Launches New Guide to Have Difficult Conversations During Mental Health Awareness Month

This Mental Health Awareness Month, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) is empowering people to have brave conversations about mental health, and to lean in and ask directly about suicide if struggles are not improving.

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Former “Dance Moms” Star Nia Sioux Highlights Mental Health with “Seize the Awkward” in Directorial Debut

Kenzie Ziegler, GAYLE among stars also featured in new digital content series for Mental Health Awareness Month