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AFSP and the fight to end the stigma surrounding Suicide and Mental Illness

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Join us with guests Heidi Hollen and Dave Slavens, part of the moving force behind the American Foundation for Suicide Foundation (AFSP). AFSP was started over 25 years ago and is the nation’s leading organization for bringing people together to understand and prevent suicide.

• AFSP strives for a world that is free of suicide.

• AFSP supports research to understand the causes of suicide.

• AFSP educates others in order to foster understanding and inspire action.

• AFSP offers a caring community to those who have lost someone they love to suicide or are struggling with thoughts of suicide themselves.

• AFSP advocates to ensure that federal, state, and local governments do all they can to prevent suicide, and to support and care for those at risk.

Call-in # 1-347-850-8445

About our guests:

Dave and Heidi discovered the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention after the death of Dave’s younger brother Jesse to suicide in April 2011. Both Dave and Heidi are board members for the Greater Minnesota chapter of AFSP
Dave has been the Board Chair since May 2012 and Heidi is responsible for the chapter’s advocacy efforts.