About The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention's mission is to save lives and bring hope to those affected by suicide. The Arkansas Chapter of AFSP was formed in 2009 by a group of individuals who had lost someone to suicide or had their own personal struggles. Today, our chapter helps to create communities all over our state who are smart about mental health by:
- Providing prevention education in schools (K-12), colleges/universities, churches, community groups, etc.
- Advocating for suicide prevention legislation
- Providing support for loss survivors
- Collaborating with organizations throughout the state
- Helping to fund suicide prevention research globally
You can learn more about AFSP Arkansas Chapter at www.afsp.org/arkansas
Jeremiah Davenport is a 6'6 center from Cincinnati, Ohio that transferred to the University of Arkansas for his senior year. Davenport led Cincinnati twice in 3-pointers made in a season and was ranked third in the AAC in 3's made (83) while ranking fourth in 3-point percentage (.359) his junior year. After his own battle with mental illness after the loss of his father, Jeremiah believes it is his mission to bring awareness to suicide prevention and is excited to partner with the AFSP this season.
Learn more about Jeremiah's story here: https://youtu.be/N5eueLuN-oU
#WHOSONYOURTEAM is Jeremiah's campaign to raise awareness around the importance of having people in your life you can reach out to when you are struggling with your mental health.
About the Athlete Advocate Consortium
The mission of the AAC is to assist in the development of student-athletes to achieve their maximum potential in all aspects of their college experience with a focus on civic responsibilities and their personal interactions in the community.
You can learn more about the AAC and the work they are doing at www.aac.net