American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention works to break down the stigma around suicide by raising awareness and funding research. Suicide is one of the leading causes of death and has no single cause, but through the work of AFSP, people are encouraged to reach out for help instead of suffering in silence.


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Look Up

Suicide is the second leading cause of death for people 15-34 years of age in the United States. At the beginning of 2018, The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention launched their groundbreaking “Seize the Awkward” campaign, where teens and young adults are encouraged to look up from their smartphones during those dreaded awkward silences to talk to others about their state of mind. AFSP says that the simple act of communicating could be a crucial point for suicide prevention. Seize the Awkward was designed to change the path of those we love while educating others by sharing the message.

Learn More About Seizing the Awkward

The Tools To Prevent Suicide

Getting a conversation started on mental health can be tricky but The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention now makes it easier by providing several free toolkits to share with your students, communities, coworkers, and loved ones. With a dozen different suicide prevention kits, you can choose based on environment and age group you want to focus on. The kits include different ice breaking activities, information on how to become a certified suicide prevention educator, and learn about different residencies you can become a part of to help others.

Download Your Toolkit Here

A Helping Hand

Whether you or someone you know is struggling with their mental health, The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention tries to bring hope to those affected by suicide. The “Finding Support” web page was created to reassure you that you are not alone during these tough times, and know resources are always provided to help you heal. The functions of the web page include: locating support groups and therapy facilities in your neighborhood, coping activities and exercises, suicide hotlines, and outside resources to help recover from any previous experiences with suicide.

Find Your Support System With AFSP

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