Across the nation, hundreds of AFSP Suicide Prevention Advocates are making a real difference.
In Alaska, advocates worked with coalitions and the state Legislature to pass a suicide prevention training law for school personnel. In New Jersey, advocates helped pass one of the most comprehensive anti-bullying laws in the United States.
Others like them are working to educate their leaders and communities, shape laws and policies, and change the way people think and talk about suicide and mental illness. The following links share some of their stories. For each of these successes, there are many more.