The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, a 501(c)(3) organization, has been at the forefront of a wide range of suicide prevention initiatives in 2007 -- each designed to reduce loss of life from suicide. We are investing in groundbreaking res... Read more
The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, a 501(c)(3) organization, has been at the forefront of a wide range of suicide prevention initiatives in 2007 -- each designed to reduce loss of life from suicide. We are investing in groundbreaking research, new educational campaigns, innovative demonstration programs and critical policy work. And we are expanding our assistance to people whose lives have been affected by suicide, reaching out to offer support and offering opportunities to become involved in prevention. With a suicide attempt estimated to occur every minute of every day in the United States and 32,000 lives lost each year, the importance of AFSP's mission has never been greater, nor our work more urgent.
Every 18 minutes in the United States, a life is lost to suicide. The current national focus on the potential risks and benefits of antidepressant medications is raising Americans' awareness of the dark reality faced by many children, teens and adults who grapple with depression and suicidal thoughts every day. Anyone who has ever lost a loved one to suicide knows that effective help for depression can sometimes be hard to find.