State Capitol Days

State Capitol Days

AFSP State Capitol Day events continue to grow!

2015 was the third year for AFSP’s State Capitol Day events, held to bring volunteers together to educate state and local elected officials about suicide prevention and mental health.  Participants share their personal stories and experiences with suicide and mental illness, share the latest research, and engage state and local elected officials and their staff in discussion on how we can work together to prevent suicide and improve mental health.

In 2015, AFSP Chapters planned and executed 14 State Capitol Day events. No two events were exactly the same – AFSP Chapters worked with the AFSP Public Policy Team to customize each event to their state’s unique needs and legislative priorities.  Our 2015 events also represented several different event “models” – some are put on by a single AFSP Chapter, some are organized by several AFSP Chapters working together in the state, and some are done in coordination with partner mental health and suicide prevention organizations outside of AFSP. 

If you are interested in holding a State Capitol Day event in 2016 or 2017 and beyond, please contact your Public Policy team!

Planning resources:


Click on the below links for updates from each of our 2015 State Capitol Day events: