American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
Established in 1987
Mission Statement: AFSP is dedicated to saving lives and bringing hope to those affected by suicide. AFSP creates a culture that’s smart about mental health by engaging in the following core strategies:
- Funding scientific research
- Educating the public about mental health and suicide prevention
- Advocating for public policies in mental health and suicide prevention
- Supporting survivors of suicide loss and those affected by suicide in our mission
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For every dollar spent…
Impacts & Achievements:
Some of the highlights
CEO Salary: 1.66% of expenses
Mobilized and connected tens of thousands of people who have lost a family member, loved one, or friend to suicide
Reached thousands of individuals who are at risk for suicide, as well as those who love and care for them
Attracted the participation of members of the scientific and clinical communities, who conduct groundbreaking research on suicide and its prevention with support from AFSP
Established local chapters in all 50 states
Educated hundreds of local communities about suicide and how to prevent it
How AFSP is making a difference
Survivor Outreach Program
In the aftermath of a suicide, trained AFSP suicide loss survivor volunteers meet in person, by phone, or video chat with the newly bereaved to provide support and resources.
International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day
Survivor Day is the one day a year when people all over the world gather at events to gain insight and to share stories of healing and hope.
Interactive Screening Program
- The Interactive Screening Program (ISP) is an online program utilized by mental health services at institutions of higher education, including medical and professional degree schools, hospitals and health systems, law enforcement agencies, and organizations and workplaces through their Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs).
- Through a customized program website/platform, ISP provides a safe and confidential way for individuals to take a brief screening for stress, depression, and other mental health conditions, and receive a personal response from a program counselor within the mental health services available to them. Individuals can anonymously communicate with the program counselor to receive recommendations, feedback, and support for connecting to available mental health services.