In the News

Out of the Darkness Community Walks Raising Funds and Awareness

09/03/2013

The 2013 Out of the Darkness Community Walk campaign is in full swing, with hundreds of walks taking place nationwide throughout the fall. Funds are used to support suicide prevention research, local prevention and educational programs, advocacy, and survivor of suicide loss programs in walk communities.

Senate Approves Additional Funding for the National Violent Death Reporting System

07/17/2013

On July 9, the Senate Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education (LHHS) Appropriations Subcommittee approved their Fiscal Year 2014 bill, which included a $15 million increase in funding for the National Violent Death Reporting System (NVDRS). This was subsequently approved by the full Senate Appropriations Committee on July 11.

International Researchers Gather for First World Congress on Suicide

06/20/2013

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

06/05/2013

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

05/14/2013

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.