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AFSP, Aetna launch new program to potentially save thousands of lives

Aetna has donated $50,000 to the nation’s largest suicide prevention organization, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.


Virginia Beach family attending ceremony at Tomb of the Unknown Soldier to honor Navy veteran who died by suicide

Virginia Beach resident Darla Grese’s twin sister was a Navy veteran who died by suicide on Veteran’s Day in 2010.


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Talk Saves Lives suicide prevention program offered on Sept. 20

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention will present Talk Saves Lives on Wednesday, September 20, at Panera Bread, Waynesboro.


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Nation’s largest suicide prevention organization to honor veterans at Arlington National Cemetery

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention is hosting a wreath laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery on Sept. 1.


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American Foundation for Suicide Prevention on Chester Bennington

Statement by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention on Chester Bennington.


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Suicide prevention training offered in June

Valley Community Services Board and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention will host ASIST training in Staunton this month.


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American Foundation for Suicide Prevention awards $4.65 million in research grants

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention announced today the winners of the annual research grant application process.


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American Foundation for Suicide Prevention hires senior director to lead Project 2025

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention hired Michael Rosanoff, MPH as senior director to lead the efforts of Project 2025.


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MHAA, AFSP present Laughter is Sacred Space

Laughter is Sacred Space: The Human Faces Tour will be presented at Springdale Mennonite Church, 170 Hall School Rd., Waynesboro, Friday, May 19.


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American Foundation for Suicide Prevention comments on death of former NFL star Aaron Hernandez

Statement from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention on former NFL player Aaron Hernandez.


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American Foundation for Suicide Prevention launches education program for college students

Each year, 18 percent of undergraduate students and 15 percent of graduate students report having seriously considered suicide in their lifetimes.


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American Foundation for Suicide Prevention on death of Amy Bleuel, Founder of Project Semicolon

Statement from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention on the passing of Amy Bleuel, founder of Project Semicolon.


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Suicide intervention training offered in February

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention will host the Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training program Feb. 23-24.


#WhyIWalk: Donna

I walk because one leisurely morning hanging out in my PJ’s I got a call. Tracey had shot herself.


#WhyIWalk: Cheyenne

I walk because on March 19, 2013 my sister that was only 13 months older than me died by suicide.


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#WhyIWalk: Brooke

I walk because it is symbolic of the journey I’ve had as a suicide loss survivor. I have lost two important people to suicide including my father.


Hermitage Hill Farm & Stables named major sponsor of Out of the Darkness Walk

Hermitage Hill Farm & Stables has stepped up to be a major sponsor of the upcoming Greater Augusta Out of the Darkness Walk to benefit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention donating $1,000 and being honored as a platinum sponsor.


#WhyIWalk: In memory of my mother

When my Mom died from suicide, it was a complete shock. She had never been diagnosed or treated for any mental illness.


Crystal Graham: Together, we can help prevent suicide

Each year, we lose 42,773 Americans by suicide, and it costs the U.S. $44 billion annually. Yet suicide is preventable.


AFSP’s Advocacy Forum Livestream now streaming

It’s time to tune in for the livestream as the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention converges in Washington, D.C. for the 7th annual Advocacy Forum.


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Augusta County Library hosts Yoga for a Cause

The Augusta County Library will host a Yoga for a Cause class at 9:15 a.m. Saturday, June 11 at its Fishersville Location.


Two Talk Saves Lives presentations set for Thursday

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention presents Talk Saves Lives, a presentation to learn the risk and warning sides of suicide.


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2016 Out of the Darkness Walk Kickoff set for May 26

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention will hold its second Out of the Darkness walk in Staunton on Saturday, October 8.


AFSP, Wayne Theatre present Dead Poets Society, health fair

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention is presenting a screening of “Dead Poets Society” on Saturday, May 21.


AFSP to offer suicide prevention training May 26

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention will deliver two presentations of “Talk Saves Lives,” on Thursday, May 26.


Help Chris Graham raise money for TEAM AFSP in NYC Marathon

Augusta Free Press LLC President Chris Graham is running the 2016 TCS New York City Marathon this fall to raise money for Team AFSP.


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Middle-aged Americans dying by suicide at alarming rate: Report

Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States, and is the only top leading cause of death for which the rate is increasing.


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American Foundation for Suicide Prevention honors new Virginia chapter

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention chartered its first Virginia chapter a year ago in 2015.


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Event planned for survivors of suicide loss

Augusta Health and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) are teaming up for the 2015 International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day on Saturday, Nov. 21, from 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.


Goal surpassed for Staunton Out of the Darkness Walk

The Staunton Out of the Darkness Walk exceeded the fund-raising goals for the first walk to benefit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Walk Coordinator Kimberly Sours set a goal of $25,000 for the October 10 walk held at Gypsy Hill Park in Staunton. AFSP updated the walk page October 27 showing a total of $39,035.58 raised.


Let it shine! Out of the Darkness walk helps friends, family remember those lost to suicide, work toward prevention

Amy Argenbright lost a cousin to suicide in May. Seeing others close to her impacted by what had happened “made everybody realize the need to talk about it and bring it to light,” said Argenbright.


Staunton Out of the Darkness Walk close to reaching goal

The Staunton Out of the Darkness Walk is on target to reach its $25,000 fundraising goal. With more than 36 hours to go, the walk website shows online donations just shy of the walk goal.


Crystal Graham: The Ditto Movement

I never thought I’d get a tattoo. But last week, on the anniversary of my twin sister’s suicide, I found myself working with an artist on a design that incorporated the word ditto, a semicolon and a heart.


Video: Out of the Darkness Community Walk

Augusta Free Press is sponsoring the Out of the Darkness Community Walk, set for Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015, Gypsy Hill Park, Staunton, Va.


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Suicide prevention/awareness walk to be held at Gypsy Hill Park in Staunton

Suicide is the tenth leading cause of death in the United States, yet suicide is preventable. More than 200 people from throughout Staunton, Augusta County and surrounding areas are already signed up on the AFSP website www.afsp.org to participate in the Staunton Out Of The Darkness Walk on Saturday, Oct. 10.


Crystal Graham: After I pulled the trigger

When I looked down, I saw my lifeless body beneath me. I could still hear the gurgles coming out of my mouth. There was no blood. Had I really just done that? I sat on the floor for hours with the loaded gun in hand, crying, crying and crying some more.


Augusta Free Press sponsors Oct. 10 Out of Darkness suicide prevention walk

Augusta Free Press is proud to be a sponsor of the Oct. 10 Out of Darkness Staunton Community Walk being held in conjunction with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.


Breaking the silence: Suicide victim’s family gets involved in walk for prevention

Christina Abbe was only 15 years old when she took her own life with a single gunshot to her chest. Crystal Abbe Graham, her identical twin, was left forever scarred by this loss.


Remembering Tina: Suicide prevention walk planned for Oct. 10

Everyone has a cause that matters to them. Suicide prevention is mine. I am putting together a team in remembrance of my identical twin sister, Christina.