The American Association of Suicidology (AAS) is the world’s largest membership-based suicide prevention organization. AAS promotes the research of suicide and its prevention, public awareness programs, public education and training for professionals and volunteers. The membership of AAS includes mental health and public health professionals, researchers, suicide prevention and crisis intervention centers, school districts, crisis center volunteers, survivors of suicide loss, attempt survivors, and a variety of laypersons who have in interest in suicide prevention.
The Kevin and Margaret Hines Foundation identifies and invests in the most promising research, programs and interventions for suicide prevention and brain/mental health. We fund and support a series of focused initiatives and partner with the public sector to leverage its impact for our shared causes. We aim to normalize the conversation around mental health, wellness and suicide prevention.
The Directing Change program was initially founded and funded as part of Each Mind Matters: California’s Mental Health Movement and statewide efforts to prevent suicide, reduce stigma and discrimination related to mental illness, and to promote the mental health and wellness of students. These initiatives are funded by counties through the Mental Health Services Act (Prop 63) and administered by the California Mental Health Services Authority (CalMHSA).