Awareness, Prevention, Understanding, Hope…
More than just words, they are at the core of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention's mission.
Through its support of scientific research, education and grassroots advocacy, AFSP is advancing its mission of understanding and preventing suicide. We believe these are the investments needed to reverse the upward trend in the U.S. suicide rate and save lives.
While we are hopeful about the future, we also recognize the challenges we face with over 650,000 suicide attempts needing medical attention and 38,000 lives lost each year.
At AFSP, we are turning words into action and we will continue to invest in the science, education and grassroots involvement that offer hope for preventing this tragic loss of life.