Programs for Professionals

AFSP developed the following programs to help professionals increase their knowledge and understanding of suicidal behavior in a variety of populations, including teens and young adults, medical students and physicians, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) persons.

Our programs seek to help those working with these populations learn how they can play a role in suicide prevention.

More Than Sad: Suicide Prevention Education for Teachers and Other School Personnel

More Than Sad: Suicide Prevention Education for Teachers and Other School Personnel is an educational program to help teachers and other school personnel learn more about teen suicide and how they can play a role in its prevention. The program is designed to comply with state requirements or recommendations for teacher education in suicide prevention, and can be used for group trainings or individual study.

Physician and Medical Student Depression and Suicide

Struggling in Silence: Physician Depression and Suicide and Out of the Silence: Medical Student Depression and Suicide are educational programs designed to addresses depression and suicide among physicians. Physicians frequently fail to recognize their own depression and that or their colleagues. Even when they do recognize that they are depressed, many physicians avoid treatment. One tragic result is suicide.

Best Practices Registry for Suicide Prevention

Best Practices Registry for Suicide Prevention is collaboration between AFSP and the Suicide Prevention Resource Center that informs those working to prevent suicide about evidence-based programs, protocols for program and policy development, and materials, policies, and practices that likely meet stated objectives and safety standards.