Other Legislative Priorities

Bridge Barriers

Barriers to suicide give suicidal individuals and those who care for them something they desperately need: time. This includes time to change their minds, time for someone to intervene, and time to seek help.

Crisis Intervention Centers

Suicide prevention crisis centers offer a toll-free hotline to anyone who is in suicidal crisis or emotional distress, or who is concerned about someone else who is in distress.

Depression Centers of Excellence

Depression Centers of Excellence would create a national database for large-sample effectiveness studies and a repository of evidence-based interventions and programs for depression and bipolar disorders.

LGBT Suicide Prevention

AFSP endorses legislative and research initiatives that seek to authorize and fund LGBT data collection, that support safe schools and anti-bullying efforts, and that improve access to mental health services for LGBT individuals.

Suicide Prevention Research

AFSP supports strategic investments in suicide prevention, education, and research as a means of achieving the kinds of reductions in mortality that have resulted from strategic investments in other major public health concerns.