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The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) is fueled by passionate Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Fundraisers like you who go above and beyond to move us closer toward a world without suicide.

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How Your Fundraising Changes Lives

With chapters in all 50 states and D.C., AFSP is leading the fight in suicide prevention. Our mission is to save lives and bring hope to those affected by suicide. We do so by creating a culture that’s smart about mental health through education and community programs, research and advocacy, and support for those affected by suicide. Thank you for your partnership and investment in our life-saving work.


We are the largest private funder of suicide research, providing a combination of Focus Grants, which identify critical areas of short-term risk, and Innovation Grants, which support groundbreaking approaches to suicide prevention. We shape suicide prevention efforts around the world through our Scientific Council and Scientific Advisors, determining which areas of inquiry warrant further investigation.


We work to create a culture that’s smart about mental health by developing education programs using the latest science on suicide prevention, and implementing them across the country. In 2022, our chapters delivered more than 1,500 programs, including our signature program, Talk Saves Lives™: An Introduction to Suicide Prevention. In addition, our Prevention Education programs saw a 62% increase in participation over the previous year.


Through events like State Capitol Days, hosted in all 50 states and D.C., and our annual Advocacy Forum in Washington, D.C., we educate federal, state, and local leaders, shape laws and policies, and change the way we talk about suicide and mental health. We have expanded our reach across the country and now have over 50,000 Volunteer Advocates.


In 2022, our chapters hosted 272 International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day events with over 6,150 attendees. At both in-person and virtual events, suicide loss survivors come together to find connection, understanding, and hope. Additionally, over 600 trained Healing Conversations volunteers offered care, resources, and experiences to recently bereaved suicide loss survivors. Healing Conversations received over 1,000 requests for connection this past year, which was a 30% increase over the previous year.

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Climbing to Conquer Suicide 

On October 30, 2009, I was a 17-year-old high school senior at Webster Schroeder High School in Webster, New York. That day I learned a friend and teammate of mine had been tragically lost to suicide. I remember walking the halls with my classmates, overwhelmed with feelings of hopelessness, despair and confusion. I spent the next several years trying to grapple with this new reality.

It wasn’t until my Junior year of college that I found an outlet to find peace and purpose.

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Snowmobiling to Raise Awareness 

The American Foundation for Suicide’s Minnesota Chapter has been fortunate to partner with a local club to raise awareness about suicide and mental health through our Ride to Fight Suicide Snowmobile Ride. This event is all about having fun on the trails, but it also is about one really big cause – letting others know it’s okay to not be okay.