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Nation’s Largest Suicide Prevention Organization Applauds Congressional Action During September National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

AFSP is thankful of House passage of the National Suicide Hotline Designation Act, which will support the implementation of the future 9-8-8 crisis hotline. This historic legislation, once signed by the President, will bring our nation’s suicide prevention and mental health crisis response system into the 21st century.

By AFSP

Advocating for Suicide Prevention at AFSP’s Annual Advocacy Forum

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we were unable to hold the Advocacy Forum in Washington, D.C. this year. In lieu of being able hold the event in-person, on June 22 volunteer Field Advocates, members of Congress, and AFSP staff from across the country gathered together virtually for the 2020 Advocacy Forum.

By Chelsey Dumond, AFSP Manager of Public Policy Events and Projects