Are you on deadline? Do you need the latest information and best thinking on suicide for your stories?

As the leading non-for-profit dedicated to preventing suicide through research, education and advocacy, AFSP can supply you with the most recent statistics, interviews with leading experts and information about common suicide risk factors and warning signs for your reports. To speak to any of our experts, please contact Alexis O'Brien at or by phone at 347-826-3577.

About AFSP

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention is the leader in the fight against suicide. We fund research, create educational programs, advocate for public policy, and support survivors of suicide loss. Led by CEO Robert Gebbia and headquartered in New York, AFSP has 80 local chapters with programs and events nationwide.

Position Statements

AFSP holds policy positions on the following key issues related to suicide prevention.

Talk to the Experts

If you are looking for an expert on suicide to comment on the record or to talk to you on background, we can help.

Facts and Figures

In 2013 (the most recent year for which full data are available), 41,149 suicides were reported, making suicide the 10th leading cause of death for Americans. In that year, someone in the country died by suicide every 12.9 minutes.