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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.

Regional Philanthropy Track: 
    These are designed to support the current regional philanthropy. Support is shown through two types of events, awareness events and monetary fundraising. Institutions can show support to the AFSP through the following awareness event categories:  Awareness Walks, suicide prevention training, or creating your own. Monetary Funding can be shown through individual giving and memorial funding.
Click here for the SAAP Regional Philanthropy Submission Form!
Advocacy Awareness Track:
   This track is creativity an advocacy event of the institutions choosing. Recommended that the advocacy topic is personal to the institution, organization, community, or residential student body.
Click here for the SAAP Advocacy and Awareness Submission Form!