American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Reveals New Data on Mental Health in the Coronavirus Era

In recognition of May as Mental Health Awareness Month, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) shared new survey findings that reveal people experience anxiety (53%) and sadness (51%) more often now than before the coronavirus pandemic. Despite physical distancing guidelines, Americans connect with friends and family at approximately the same frequency as they did before the stay-at-home orders and talk more frequently about mental health (38% compared to 28% before the pandemic) and stress and anxiety (52% compared to 35% before the pandemic). “We are amid an unprecedented public health…

Read More

“Seize the Awkward” Partners with Leading Digital and Social Media Companies, Social Influencers, a Tony Award Winning Musical to Empower Young Adults During Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

To coincide with Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, the Ad Council, in partnership with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) and The Jed Foundation (JED), are launching new digital and social activations aimed at empowering teens and young adults to reach out to friends with mental health issues who may be at risk for suicide. Throughout September, the Seize the Awkward campaign will activate on platforms popular among teens and young adults, including Reddit, Shine, Tumblr and Twitch. The Broadway musical Dear Evan Hansen, digital influencer Jessie Paege, art community…

Read More

Thousands To Walk From Dusk Until Dawn To Fight Suicide In Dallas and Philadelphia

Suicide is the nation’s tenth leading cause of death and the rate is rising. To bring greater awareness to this tragic yet preventable cause of death, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention is holding two Out of the Darkness Overnight Walks  – the first in Dallas on June 2-3 and the second in Philadelphia on June 16-17. These annual fundraisers held by AFSP attracts participants from communities across the country who will walk more than 16 miles from sunset until sunrise to raise money and awareness for suicide prevention. The…

Read More

McCann Health Breaks Guinness World Record & Saves Lives

McCann Health, part of McCann Worldgroup and the Interpublic Group, today announced that Guinness World Records has awarded McCann Torre Lazur, A McCann Health Company based in Parsippany, New Jersey, the world record for The Orange Project, the largest online album of handwritten notes with more than 34,000 notes tallied. The once-in-a-lifetime achievement will be celebrated by MTL’s nearly 200 employees alongside the New York City chapter of The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention(AFSP) and Guinness World Records officials in their Parsippany offices with orange-themed food, drinks, and decorations. Created by…

Read More