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Live Panel: Mental Health Reform & Suicide Prevention in the Era of COVID-19

10 Sep 2020 — 1 min read



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The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Applauds CDC for Dedicating Increased Funds to Suicide Prevention

WASHINGTON (September 10, 2020) – The nation’s largest suicide prevention organization, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, is hosting a virtual panel conversation on recent and necessary reforms in mental health parity, crisis lines, and health systems. The live event will be held on September 14 and is free and open to the media. 

WHEN:3:00-3:30 p.m. ET, September 14 
WHERE:Register here 

Moderator: Connor Jobes, Manager of Federal Policy, AFSP

  • Colleen Carr, Director, National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention at EDC
  • Isha Weerasinghe, Senior Policy Analyst, Center for Law and Social Policy
  • David Covington, CEO and President, Recovery Innovations International

 Media contact: Alexis O’Brien, 347-826-3577,

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention is dedicated to saving lives and bringing hope to those affected by suicide. AFSP creates a culture that’s smart about mental health through education and community programs, develops suicide prevention through research and advocacy, and provides support for those affected by suicide. Led by CEO Robert Gebbia and headquartered in New York, with an Advocacy office in Washington, DC, AFSP has local chapters in all 50 states with programs and events nationwide. Learn more about AFSP in its latest Annual Report, and join the conversation on suicide prevention by following AFSP on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.

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