Coverage of parental mental illness, events in support of AFSP from across the country, and how rappers are destigmatizing mental illness.
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.
Loss & Bereavement Council Member Mary Anne Burke reflects on Mothers' Day, 14 years after losing her son, Matthew, to suicide.
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.
AFSP staff member Claire reflects on Mothers' Day, six years after losing her mother, Lynn, to suicide.
The nation’s largest suicide prevention organization, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention held its 27th Annual Lifesavers Gala on Wednesday, May 6th in New York City.
Capitol Hill Panel Conversation to Address Personal Stories of Recovery and Resilience After a Suicide Attempt
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.
Coverage of Mental Health Awareness Month, Out of the Darkness Campus Walks, and suicide risk in young people.
The Dallas Out of the Darkness Overnight Walk was a success! Thank you to all who walked, volunteered, crewed, and donated.