35th Anniversary
2022 Annual Report

This year marks the 35th Anniversary of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP), founded in 1987 by a small group of families affected by suicide loss, who banded together with a team of researchers eager to learn more about how we can prevent future loss of life.

Over the years, AFSP expanded its initial focus on suicide research to now include investments in education, advocacy and support to those affected by suicide, all while increasing its investment in research.

Our society has also come a long way since then, too. More people understand that mental health is just as real, and as important, as physical health, and that suicide can be prevented.

We have been leading suicide prevention for 35 years, but there is still progress to be made. We are here for you, and want you to know that we will continue the fight to save lives and bring hope to anyone affected by suicide.

Thank you for being a part of our journey.

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