• On average, there are 130 suicides per day.
• The rate of suicide is highest in middle-aged white men.
• In 2019, firearms accounted for 50.39% of all suicide deaths.
• Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in America.
|Suicide doesn't discriminate. There are many reasons why suicide is so prevalent, but if we educate ourselves and open our hearts, we can make a difference. Read about all the ways AFSP is advocating for change at www.afsp.org.|
|WHAT IS PROJECT 2025?
A nationwide initiative to reduce the annual rate of suicide in the US 20% by 2025. To read more in depth about Project 2025, please visit www.project2025.afsp.org.
|WHAT IS OUT OF THE DARKNESS?
Held in hundreds of cities across the country, the community “Out of Darkness” walks give people the courage to open up about their own struggle or loss, and the platform to change our culture’s approach to mental health. Click here to find upcoming events.
|PROGRAMS FOR SUICIDE PREVENTION
Read all about the different programs and ways to get involved locally to help spread awareness. There are many ways to get involved, even if it's as simple as educating yourself and those around you.
Click here to read about more programs.