American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

Save Lives and Bring Hope to Those Affected by Suicide

New York, NY   |  www.afsp.org

Mission

Our mission is to save lives and bring hope to those affected by suicide. 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

Ruling year info

1991

Principal Officer

Mr. Bob Gebbia

Co Principal Officer

Dr. Christine Moutier

Main address

199 Water Street 11th Floor

New York, NY 10038 USA

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EIN

13-3393329

NTEE code info

Other Mental Health, Crisis Intervention N.E.C. (F99)

Public, Society Benefit - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. (W99)

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Talk Saves Lives

Talk Saves Lives is a community-based presentation that covers the general scope of suicide, the research on prevention, and what people can do to fight suicide.Attendees will learn the risk and warning signs of suicide, and how together, we can help prevent it.

Population(s) Served

More Than Sad has taught over a million students and educators how to be smart about mental health.  There are three modules for this program - high school students, parents, and educators.High School StudentsThis program teaches teens to recognize the signs of depression in themselves and others, challenges the stigma surrounding depression, and demystifies the treatment process.ParentsThis program teaches parents how to recognize signs of depression and other mental health problems, initiate a conversation about mental health with their child, and get help. TeachersThis program teaches educators to recognize signs of mental health distress in students and refer them for help. The program complies with the requirements for teacher education suicide prevention training in many states.

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safeTALK is a training that prepares anyone over the age of 15 to identify persons with thoughts of suicide and connect them to suicide first aid resources. Most people with thoughts of suicide invite help to stay safe. Alert helpers know how to use these opportunities to support that desire for safety. As a safeTALK-trained suicide alert helper, you will be better able to:•Move beyond common tendencies to miss, dismiss or avoid suicide;•Identify people who have thoughts of suicide;•Apply the TALK steps (Tell, Ask, Listen and KeepSafe) to connect a person with suicide thoughts to suicide first aid, intervention caregivers.

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Virtually anyone age 18 or older, regardless of prior experience or training, can become an ASIST trained caregiver. ASIST is the world’s leading suicide intervention workshop. During the two-day interactive session, participants learn risk factors and warning signs for suicide and how to intervene and help prevent the immediate risk of suicide.Participants must attend both days and will receive a certificate upon completion of the workshop. CEUs are available by completing an online exam following the workshop.

Population(s) Served

Peer Support for Survivors of Suicide LossYou are not alone. AFSP offers resources to help loss survivors cope, connect, and heal in time. Our trained peer support volunteers are all suicide loss survivors who know firsthand how difficult it can be to find your way in the aftermath of a suicide. Upon request, they are available to speak with you by phone, in person (limited availability), by video call (Google Hangout, Skype, Facetime), or via email.When you contact us to request a visit, we will ask you some questions about your loss so that we may match you with a suitable volunteer who has experienced a similar loss. Your peer support volunteer will contact you to schedule a visit at a convenient time and, in the case of in-person visits, at a comfortable location of your choice.

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Goals & Strategy

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AFSP is the voluntary health organization that gives those affected by suicide a nationwide community empowered by research, education and advocacy to take action against this leading cause of death.

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

We have local AFSP Chapters 50 states, to deliver programs in communities across the country. We have a Scientific Council comprised of the top researchers in the field to evaluate our grants and chart the course for the future of suicide research. We've set up healing conferences all over the country, and keep a list of support groups for survivors of suicide loss. Our Out of the Darkness Walks have changed the conservation about suicide with now hundreds of thousands of people walking or sponsoring walkers to put a stop to this preventable loss of life.

Since its founding in 1987, AFSP has:
-Mobilized & 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
-Created a public policy and lobbying arm by merging successfully with an existing national policy organization, thus enabling AFSP to press for legislation and policies at the federal, state and local levels that advance the goal of preventing suicide
-Substantially increased our funding from individual donors, including the thousands of highly motivated individuals who participate in our Out of the Darkness Walks

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American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

Board of directors
as of 8/27/2020
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Board chair

Steve Siple