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Hosted by a team of experts, Short Takes on Suicide Prevention breaks down the science behind preventing suicide, developing treatments that work and saving lives. Produced by the VA Rocky Mountain Mental Illness Research Education and Clinical Center (MIRECC) for Veteran Suicide Prevention, this podcast is featured in the VA Podcast Network. The Department of Veterans Affairs does not endorse or officially sanction any entities that may be discussed in this podcast, nor any media, products or services they may provide.

Jun 20, 2018

Suicide is currently the 10th leading cause of death in the United States. The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention is an organization with chapters across the country, whose mission is to save lives and bring hope to those affected by suicide.

One of the many programs sponsored by AFSP is the Survivor Outreach Program, which provides support to those who have recently lost a loved one to suicide. The program, available in-person, by phone, or video call, connects recent survivors of suicide loss with trained loss survivors who’ve had time to heal, know what these people are going through, and can help them on their way.

Here to talk about the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, and the Survivor Outreach Program, are Doreen Marshall, who is AFSP’s Vice President of Programs, and Shannon Donnick, Manager of AFSP’s Loss and Healing Programs.