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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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The White House

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Statement on Firearm Violence Public Health Advisory

AFSP commends U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy for releasing a new advisory today: Firearm Violence: A Public Health Crisis in America.

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Actress, Suicide Prevention Advocate Ashley Judd to Speak at HMP Global’s 2024 Psych Congress National Meeting

Fireside chat with Judd and American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s Chief Medical Officer Dr. Christine Yu Moutier will cover mental health, grief, and loss.

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American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Celebrates 15 Years of Advocacy, Calls on Congress to Strengthen 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline

Volunteer Advocates from across the country will meet with over 250 Congressional Offices in Washington, D.C. at AFSP’s Advocacy Forum

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Leading Suicide Prevention and Mental Health Organizations Celebrate Major Milestone for the 988 Lifeline and Crisis Response

10 states now sustainably fund the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline; groups urge others to act

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American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Comment on 2022 CDC WISQARS Data

A longer-term perspective is that after increasing for two decades, the rate of suicide appears to be leveling in recent years. At AFSP, any loss of life is tragic and these data strengthen our resolve to stop suicide.

Jacoby Shaddix, Tefi Pessoa and Chris Daughtry

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Raises over $800,000 for Suicide Prevention at 35th Annual Lifesavers Gala

Jacoby Shaddix of the legendary rock band Papa Roach honored with Public Education Lifesaver Award, presented by music icon Chris Daughtry