AFSP

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

Facts/ details/ statistics

  • There are 117 suicides per day on average
  • The 10th leading cause of death in the US is suicide
  • 3.5% more men die by suicide than women
  • Annually, suicide cost $44 billion in the US
  • Each year about 30,000 Americans

    die

    from suicide and 500,000 attempt suicide annually

Long - term effects

Some long-term effects on people who attempt suicide or the families is that they could get scars or injuries because of the past suicide attempt, the survivor could have emotional shock, post-traumatic stress disorder, and profound sadness. The families of the survivor may feel extreme guilt for not preventing the suicide, they may feel like they failed since someone they loved felt unloved and committed or attempted suicide, and they could feel anger or resentment at the person who chose to take his or her life.

Solution

The AFSP save lives and bring hope to those affected by suicide. In 1987, a small group of friends decided to establish a private source of support for suicide research and education. They fund research to improve interventions train clinicians in suicide prevention and advocate for policy that will save lives. You can donate to a participant, give gifts, and donate your car. This organization also do walks to prevent suicide.