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Reporting on suicide prevention

The latest statistics on suicide and guidance for journalists on how to report safely and accurately about suicide.

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Safe reporting guidelines for media

Access safe reporting tips and educational information to increase help-seeking and prevent suicide through news reporting.

Safe Reporting Saves Lives

AFSP offers a training session on safe reporting for reporters. To bring this free thirty minute training to your newsroom, contact your local AFSP chapter or view our Program Calendar.

Suicide statistics and fact sheets

Key statistics about suicide in the U.S with up-to-date fact sheets on suicide statistics in all 50 states.

About AFSP

Learn about the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, and our mission to save lives and bring hope to those affected by suicide.

Three-Year Strategic Plan

The three-year strategic plan, covering the 2023 – 2025 fiscal years, articulates five goals and key strategies that we will accomplish over the course of this plan.

Real Stories

The official blog of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

Speaking out about suicide

Provides essential tips on how those impacted by suicide can share their story safely to best let others know they are not alone, and avoid the risk of contagion.

Sharing the AFSP story

Messaging document that includes AFSP’s mission, key messages, and positioning statement.

Brand guidelines

Guidelines for media to represent the AFSP brand.

AFSP Annual Report

View a detailed report of AFSP's programs, impact, and financial performance over the last fiscal year.

Press Releases

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American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Announces Annual Research Grants Totaling Over $9 Million

It is through scientific research that we have learned what we know about suicide and have developed assessment tools and interventions to save lives.

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Statement on Mental Health in Light of Global Conflict

In light of the most recent conflict in Israel and Gaza, AFSP has developed the following list of resources that specifically serve Jewish and Muslim communities, respectively.

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2023 National Veteran Suicide Prevention Report Intensifies Call for Continued Efforts to Improve Veteran Mental Health and Suicide Prevention

The report from the VA strengthens our resolve to save lives and bring hope to those affected by suicide.

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American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Held International Summit on Suicide Research, Convening World’s Leading Researchers

At this year’s Summit, more than 560 leading researchers representing 32 countries convened to discuss the latest research findings.

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The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Honors International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day Through 300+ Community Events, New Documentary

Those who have lost loved ones to suicide offered healing and connection ahead of Thanksgiving Holiday