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Media Briefing: Americans Value Mental Health and Physical Health Equally


Media briefing to present findings of a national survey by the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention on Americans’ attitudes and awareness of suicide, its risks and causes and ways to prevent it.

Experts Available for Interviews for National Suicide Prevention Week


 National Suicide Prevention Week is planned for September 6 – 12, 2015. For news directors planning their coverage for the week, the largest suicide prevention organization in the U.S., the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, has several experts available for interviews in advance. 

Suicide Loss Outreach Program Launched Nationwide by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention


Rita Schulte of Fairfax, Virginia, lost her husband, Mike Schulte, to suicide in November 2013. He was a dentist who had recently traveled to Haiti where he had done free dental work, as well as to Nicaragua to help build a house for an orphanage there. His death shocked Rita and left her confused and reeling. Even though she joined a weekly bereavement support group through her church, Rita still felt very alone in her grief.