Founded in 1987 by a group of survivors of suicide loss, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) was the first not-for-profit organization devoted to suicide prevention and scientific research. The organization has more than 60 local chapters in the United States. In addition to funding scientific research and raising awareness of suicide and its causes, the AFSP advocates for government regulation, legislation, and programs related to suicide prevention and provides resources for survivors of suicide loss.
AFSP’s chief fundraising initiative is the Out of the Darkness Community Walks, a series of 3-mile walks held in hundreds of communities across the nation throughout the year.
For more information on the AFSP and the Out of the Darkness Walks or to donate to AFSP directly, visit AFSP.org.
Or, find out how much we’ve raised so far on our AFSP campaign page.