We work every day to create a world in which people no longer die by suicide.
While we understand fully that suicide is very personal and complicated, we know that thoughtful public policies can reduce the number of suicides.
With that understanding, we collaborate closely with hundreds of well-informed and passionate advocates who are committed to educating officials at every level of government and persuading them to act.
As part of this effort, we have gathered news and information about public policies related to suicide and the work of our powerful national network of suicide prevention advocates.
Advocates for suicide prevention can and do make a difference. By educating the public, they change the way people think and talk about suicide and mental illness. By educating leaders and communities, they help to shape new laws and policies.
At AFSP, we work hard every day to create a world in which people no longer die by suicide. Making sure that federal laws and policies serve that end is one of our most important goals.
Hundreds of AFSP Suicide Prevention Advocates across the country are working to shape state and local policies aimed at reducing the number of people who die by suicide.