The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Mission Statement:
Save Lives and Bring Hope to Those Affected by Suicide
Established in 1987, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) is a 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
Led by CEO Robert Gebbia and headquartered in New York, and with a public policy office in Washington, D.C., AFSP has local chapters in all 50 states with programs and events nationwide. AFSP celebrates 30 years of service to the suicide prevention movement. Learn more about AFSP in its latest Annual Report, and join the conversation on suicide prevention by following AFSP on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.
SAACURH Advocacy and Awareness Program
The SAACURH Advocacy and Awareness Programs (SAAP) are events hosted by institutions affiliated with the South Atlantic Region of the National Association of College and Universities Residence Halls to raise awareness for causes that are affecting the institutions and are unique to the institution’s residential students. The SAAP contains two programming tracks for institutions to choose from which allows institutions to have an opportunity to support the current regional philanthropy or have complete autonomy in choosing a cause to support.