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Largest Suicide Prevention Organization, Legal One and Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care Join Forces to Train K-12 Educators to Fight Suicide

05/27/2015

More than one in six high school students will consider suicide. This morning, the nation’s largest suicide prevention organization, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention joined with LEGAL ONE and Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care to launch a new online training program for educators on how to prevent suicide in our schools.  Signs Matter: Early Detectionwill show K-12 teachers how and when to express concern and refer students to counseling staff or administration. 

Largest Suicide Prevention Organization Applauds Passage of Suicide Prevention Bill

05/13/2015

On Tuesday, May 12, 2015 members of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention attended a bill signing for Lauryn’s Law – Maryland House Bill 947. Named after Lauryn Santiago, a 15-year-old Prince George's County teen who took her own life, this law strengthens the education requirements for suicide prevention training for certified school counselors. Lauryn’s mother, an AFSP local volunteer attended the signing.

Mothers' Day 2015: Remembering Siwe

05/10/2015

AFSP NYC Chapter Board Member & Siwe Project Executive Director, Dionne Monsanto, reflects on Mothers' Day, nearly four years after losing her daughter, Siwe, to suicide.

Capitol Hill Panel Conversation to Address Personal Stories of Recovery and Resilience After a Suicide Attempt

05/08/2015

According to the Center for Disease Control, an estimated 1 million Americans attempt suicide every year in the United States. Next Wednesday, Congresswoman Grace Napolitano and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, the leading suicide research and prevention organization in the U.S., invite you to a panel conversation during May Mental Health Awareness Month featuring three speakers who will share their personal stories of recovery and resilience after their suicide attempts. Lunch will be provided.