To fully achieve its mission, AFSP engages in the following Five Core Strategies:
In 1987, a small group of caring individuals had a vision: establish a private source of support for suicide research and education, and essential suicide prevention efforts could be sustained into the future. These founding families---each of whom had lost a someone to suicide---joined with scientists to create what today is the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, or AFSP.
Many of our original founders were concerned about an alarming rise in youth suicide over the previous four decades. During this period, the suicide of young men had tripled while for young women it had doubled. Suicide is currently the third leading cause of death among young people age 15 to 24. The highest overall rates of suicide are for adults age 40 to 59.
Before AFSP, there was no national-scope not-for-profit organization dedicated to understanding and preventing suicide through research, education and advocacy.
Since its founding in 1987, AFSP has:
|dougburgess||$33||As promised, here's $100, minus $1 for every death. Great stream, guys!!!|
|Anonymous||$5||shout out to dysfunctional for making me moist|
|dougburgess||$20||Keep it up guys! Here's a little incentive: At the end of the stream, I'll donate an additional $100, minus $1 for every death. Good luck!|
|witchdr230||$50||Keep up the good work!|
|EnthusiasticWhale||$1||Would give more but in between jobs. Good Luck with your goal|
|John David Wells||$50|
|Doug Burgess||$20||Down to the single digits! ~9 hours to go. I hope I can catch the end of the stream when I eventually rise from the grave. Keep up the great work!|
|JohnBloodyThumbs||$5||For miranda and for ******* prevention. Great cause|
|Blake___||$5||taco > burrito|
|Odonigan443||$50||PLAY THE GAME ROCCO|
|$10||Making a fresh play though of a game, need a name for my toon, what should it be? One name from each THANKS :)|
|Swirly||$20||Put this towards "Save the Animals". Haha|
|Anonymous||$1||According to all known laws of aviation, there is no way a bee should be able to fly. Its wings are too small to get its fat little body off the ground. The bee, of course, flies anyway because bees don't care what humans think is impossible. Yellow, black. Yellow, black. Yellow, black. Yellow, blac|
|Haley Jones||$5||5$ more for guessing right.|
|Anonymous||$1||let's see if that donation tracker works now|