Scientific research is at the core of AFSP’s program, as more lives will be saved by advances in our knowledge of why suicide occurs and by advances in the treatment of depressed and suicidal individuals.  Our AFSP prevention, research,  education, loss and bereavement, and advocacy programs bring that knowledge to mental health professionals, physicians, gatekeepers and others concerned with the identification and/or care of those at risk.  AFSP’s Menu of Programs outlines all of our AFSP programs. 

AFSP chapters across the country continue to have a high profile in local communities through the deliverance of these programs. We must continue to create value and a return on the investment that donors, walkers, survivors, etc. are making in AFSP by helping them to understand what AFSP is doing as a result of their support. 

In support of the National initiatives, AFSP offers a wide range of programs and materials for Chapters to implement and distribute in their designated service areas.

Commonly Used Forms

AFSP Policy for local share of funds raised

Request for funding form

AFSP Billboard Program (details & application)

For more information on the Field Advocate Program

For more information on the Survivor Outreach Program
Program documents:

Program forms (launching Chapters):

Program forms (active Chapters):

ISOS Organizer Manual

International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day Organizer Manual - For more information on ISOS Loss Day

2014 Program documents:

2013 Program documents:

List of AFSP materials with prices

Policy on Use of Chapter or Community Walk Funds to Sponsor Registration Fees at Facilitating Suicide Bereavement Support Groups Training Program

Facilitating Suicide Bereavement Support Groups for Children and Teens - GUIDE FOR LOCAL PARTNERS

Facilitating Suicide Bereavement Support Groups for Adults - GUIDE FOR LOCAL PARTNERS

Lifekeeper Memory Quilt Program Toolkit

Chapter Material Order Form (updated 08.18.2014)

Program Documents:

Research Connection Program - Researcher Request Form
Research Connection Program - Chairperson Evaluation Form
Research Connection Program - Researcher Evaluation Form 

Research Connection Program - Online Attendee Evaluation Form