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International Researchers Gather for First World Congress on Suicide


The first World Congress on Suicide was held in Montreal from June 10–13. It was an exciting event that provided a forum for high-level talks on suicide research, prevention and intervention, and an opportunity for suicide researchers from around the world to exchange ideas.

President Obama Elevates Mental Health Issues to National Stage


At a conference hosted by the president and Vice President Biden, AFSP joined 200 representatives from the not-for-profit health sector and others to discuss ways to reduce stigma and help the millions of Americans struggling with mental illness recognize the importance of reaching out for assistance.

Sixteen Meaningful Miles to Illuminate Mental Health Issues


On June 1, thousands of survivors of suicide loss, people who struggle with depression or suicidal behavior, mental health professionals and suicide prevention advocates will join together for the 2013 Out of the Darkness Overnight in Washington, DC.