Advocacy & Public Policy

Our chapter is actively engaged in advocating for local, state, and national policies that we believe will help prevent suicide.

We need your help to spread the word that prevention is possible and ensure that public policies make a difference. 

Click here to learn more and get involved.

Click here for information on to become a Field Advocate.

The first annual AFSP-Alabama Capitol Day event took place in Montgomery on February 21, 2013. Thanks to Senator Tom Whatley, the Alabama Senate declared February 21, 2013 Alabama Suicide Prevention Day, and recognized our organization during the morning session of the Senate. Twenty volunteers from around the state met with over twenty-five Alabama legislators advocating for suicide prevention. Many more legislators, government officials, and lobbyists were educated about suicide prevention throughout the day.

Why Should you Become an Advocate?