Our effectiveness in preventing suicide ultimately depends on more fully understanding how and why suicide occurs.
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Frequently asked questions about suicide.
In an Emergency, Contact:
- Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
- Psychiatric hospital walk-in clinic
- Hospital emergency room
- Urgent care center/clinic
- Call 911
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.
The Annual Advocacy Forum is AFSP's single largest effort to educate federal officials about suicide and the ways they can help to prevent it.
In communities throughout the country, AFSP volunteers are the face of our movement to prevent suicide. Together, we can make the experience of losing friends and loved ones to suicide a thing of the past.
AFSP holds hundreds of events nationwide throughout the year. Whether you wish to participate in a fundraising event, attend an educational program or healing conference, we have a way for everyone to participate.
There are many ways to provide financial support to our work at AFSP.
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