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Stories about AFSP Michigan

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A Program a Day in May: Bringing Suicide Prevention Efforts to Our Local Community

With A Program a Day in May, our goal was to reduce the stigma and myths surrounding mental health by educating our communities. We partnered with school districts, community organizations, and individuals seeking to become smarter about mental health and suicide prevention.

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Changing the Conversation on Suicide in the Black Community

I am a Black woman, and in our community, suicide is largely taboo. It is time for that mindset to be eradicated. I am doing my best to bring about the conversation of suicide prevention in our untapped populations, especially those of color.

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Introducing AFSP’s Newest Public Policy Council Members: What Advocacy Means to Them

In June of 2021, the Council welcomed three new council members: Alex Byrd Spencer (Sacramento, CA); Corbin Standley (Lansing, MI); and Jennifer Butler (Columbia, SC). Each have served on Chapter Boards, organized walks and other events, and shared their personal connections to the cause as field advocates.

Suicide Facts and Figures: Michigan 2019

Suicide Prevention Advocates Meet with Lawmakers in Lansing

Suicide is the tenth leading cause of death in the United States, and in Michigan.

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Top Ten Tips for Organizing an Awesome Out of the Darkness Campus Walk at Your School

Here are some strategies other students can use to make their own Campus Walks more successful than they ever thought possible!

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Advocates Urge Lawmakers to Be the Voice for Mental Health in Michigan Today

Suicide is the tenth leading cause of death in the United States and in Michigan.