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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 or (212) 363-3500 Ext. 2027.

About AFSP

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) is the leading national not-for-profit organization exclusively dedicated to understanding and preventing suicide through research, education and advocacy, and to reaching out to people with mental disorders and those impacted by suicide.

Position Statements

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

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Facts and Figures

In 2011 (the most recent year for which full data are available), 39,518 suicides were reported, making suicide the 10th leading cause of death for Americans. In that year, someone in the country died by suicide every 13.3 minutes.