Largest Suicide Prevention Organization, Legal One and Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care Join Forces to Train K-12 Educators to Fight Suicide
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.
Stories about the mental health of children, living with OCD and anxiety, mentally ill inmates, and more.
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.