Together, we're leading the fight against suicide

Since 1987, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) has grown from a grassroots network of researchers and volunteers into a national movement with chapters in all 50 states. AFSP is also the largest private funder of suicide prevention research, and because we've built the infrastructure to deliver evidence-based programs to local communities across the country, our work impacts millions of people. We are consistently ranked one of the best charities for mental health, and we're powered by everyday heroes like you: $5, $20, $100 - every donation helps.





Some examples of how every dollar counts:

$10 – AFSP wristbands to build awareness and open conversation around mental health

$50 - Provides AFSP suicide prevention educational materials to 25 people

$100 - Brings It's Real: Teens and Mental Health education program to a local high school

$250 - Enables AFSP to recruit and train a volunteer field advocate to educate elected officials about suicide prevention

$500 - Trains a new Survivor of Suicide Loss support group facilitator

$1,000 - Provides funds for youth suicide prevention outreach and programming

$2,000 – Hosts a Research Connection in a local community to share the important role AFSP funded-research plays in preventing suicide

$5,000 –  Places AFSP’s groundbreaking Interactive Screening Program (ISP) at institutions of higher education, medical schools, health care systems, and workplaces

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83 Cents of every donor dollar directly supports our four focus areas:

Research, Education, Support, and Advocacy.


Research  Education  Support  Advocacy 


Visit to learn more about how your support is creating impact at the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.


AFSP has an “A” rating from Charity Watch and top rating of four stars from Charity Navigator

Charity Navigator 4 Star Charity     Charity Watch - A Grade