In the News

2014 Maui Comedy Festival to Benefit AFSP

09/12/2014

The Maui Comedy Festival announced that it has partnered with AFSP as it's official national charitable recipient. In addition to donating a portion of all event proceeds to the AFSP, the Festival hopes to provide a new platform for continuing the dialog surrounding suicide and depression.

Joan Rivers: 1933-2014

09/05/2014

Joan Rivers, you will be remembered for your brilliance as a comedian, but we at AFSP want to thank you for inspiring so many survivors of suicide loss to speak out and find their way forward after the death of a loved one. Your courage and your work helped give the suicide prevention efforts in the United States the momentum they needed to become a national movement.  We’ll miss you.

Suicide is Not Cowardly

08/13/2014

Unfortunately, too much discussion around Robin Williams’s death by suicide has brought up questions like, Is suicide a selfish or cowardly act? Is it a choice? But the questions present us with an opportunity to educate the public and shape the discussion about suicide.