Videos from American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
Jessika talks about losing her best friend to suicide, and attempting it herself.
Che talks about the nephew he lost to suicide.
Jeannie talks about the cousin that she lost to suicide.
Bill talks about the pain and struggle of suicide.
Casey talks about the father he lost to suicide.
The Suicide Detective
Harvard professor Matthew Nock talks about developing a new intervention for suicide.
Anna Ruth's Story
Anna Ruth talks about the father that she lost to suicide.
Barbara and Caroline
Barbara and Caroline talk about the sons they lost to suicide.
The Four Ds of Suicide Risk in Older Adults
Professor Yeates Conwell talks about depression, debility, disconnectedness, and deadly means.
Using Technology to Fight Suicide
A professor from Vanderbilt University talks about technology and how it can be deployed to save lives.
Angela talks about the veteran father that she lost to suicide.
From Research to Treatment
Professors Joseph Franklin, Holly Wilcox, and David Jones talk about ways to positively intervene and help prevent suicides.
What Every Parent Should Know
Christianne Esposito-Smythers talks about the importance of picking up on depressive symptoms and getting parents involved in their child's treatment plan.
Talk Saves Lives
Matthew Wintersteen talks about the purpose of his independent study that targets youth at their doctor visits.
It's Okay to Ask
Yeates Conwell gives some advice on approaching a loved one with questions like, "are okay" or "are you having suicidal thoughts?"
Are You Okay?
An expert talks about the importance in asking "Are You Okay?" to someone struggling with suicidal thoughts.
Suicide Prevention Research
Experts explain research studies and how they have saved people suffering from depression and suicidal thoughts.
Barbara Stanley goes over the safety plan intervention and how coping skills could help prevent suicides.
Suicide is the second leading cause of death for people 15-34 years of age in the United States, and getting a conversation started on mental health can be tricky. The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention now makes it easier by providing several free toolkits to share with your students, communities, coworkers, and loved ones. With a dozen different suicide prevention kits, you can choose based on environment and age group you want to focus on. The kits include different ice breaking activities, information on how to become a certified suicide prevention educator, and learn about different residencies you can become a part of to help others.
Whether you or someone you know is struggling with their mental health, The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention tries to bring hope to those affected by suicide. The “Finding Support” web page was created to reassure you that you are not alone during these tough times, and know resources are always provided to help you heal. The functions of the web page include: locating support groups and therapy facilities in your neighborhood, coping activities and exercises, suicide hotlines, and outside resources to help recover from any previous experiences with suicide.