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.
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.
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.
Thank you to everyone who made the 2015 Boston Overnight Walk such an incredible event. Join us in San Francisco and New York City in 2016.
The 2015 Boston Overnight Walk had more than 2,400 registered walkers and raised more than $3 million. 2016's Overnight will be in New York and San Francisco.
AFSP To Raise Awareness and Support Coinciding With an Upcoming Television Episode of “Sing It On” On Pop
The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, the largest suicide prevention organization in the United States will continue to raise public awareness for the cause coinciding with an upcoming television episode of SING IT ON, a docu-series airing on Pop, Wednesday, June 24, 2015 at 9 PM ET/PT.
Kevin Mayer was a member of the Nor'easters, Northeastern University's premier co-ed a cappella group.
AFSP staff member Rebecca reflects on Fathers' Day, six years after losing her dad, Michael, to suicide.