AFSP is proud to introduce the six survivors who thoughtfully and gracefully shared their stories for this year's International Survivors of Suicide Day.
Please join the live Facebook chat hosted by Parade magazine on Monday, Nov. 4, at 2:00 p.m. ET/11:00 a.m. PT, which will be led by Food Network star and passionate advocate for suicide prevention Melissa d'Arabian and AFSP Medical Director Dr. Christine Moutier.
AFSP’s Suicide Prevention Advocacy Network is made up of over one thousand field advocates from all 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia. In early October, Ashley Martin from Illinois became advocate number 1,000.
On Oct. 23–24, AFSP board member Charles Curie and Senior Director of Public Policy John Madigan attended the inaugural Kennedy Forum on Community Mental Health in Boston, an initiative spearheaded by Patrick Kennedy.
AFSP is pleased to announce that its website has won the Web Marketing Association's Outstanding Website Award in the non-profit category.
Occasionally having the “blues” or feeling moments of sadness, loneliness and grief are a normal part of life’s journey. However, if these feelings last for more than two weeks, it can be an indication that you may be suffering from depression.
Hosted around the world on Saturday, November 23.
From VOAnews.com: 'As Days Grow Shorter, Out of Darkness Groups Walk to Prevent Depression, Suicide'
"In the U.S., about 20 million people are diagnosed every year with clinical depression," said Bob Gebbia, who heads the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.
On Sept. 5, DC Comics announced a talent search competition looking for artists to develop ways to depict four different suicide attempts by one of its main villains, Harley Quinn, as part of a new book being released in November. AFSP, along with the American Psychiatric Association and the National Alliance on Mental Illness released a joint statement calling the talent search insensitive and potentially dangerous.