Suicide is a leading cause of death in the United States, with nearly 46,000 deaths in 2020 alone. In response to this crisis, numerous non-profits have stepped up to provide on-the-ground support and advocacy services to help remove the stigma around mental health support. In honor of Suicide Prevention Month, Daffy has highlighted eight such non-profits on their website, including the American Federation for Suicide Prevention, Befrienders Worldwide, Crisis Text Line, Save.org, and Stop Soldier Suicide.
These organizations provide a range of services, from funding scientific research and providing educational resources about mental health and suicide prevention, to offering emotional support services via phone, text, in-person, online chat, outreach, and local partnerships. They also provide grief support for families, training programs for teachers, law enforcement, and doctors, and public service announcements in nationwide media.
Donating to these non-profits can help fund their programs and outreach, and Daffy makes it easy to do so. As a Donor-Advised Fund (DAF), Daffy allows you to make a charitable contribution, receive an immediate tax benefit, and then recommend grants from the fund over time. By choosing Daffy as your DAF, you can support these vital suicide prevention organizations and make a real difference in the lives of those struggling with mental health issues.
Remember, if you or someone you know is having thoughts of suicide, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255 (TALK) or go to speakingofsuicide.com for a list of additional resources.
Please note that the information contained on this page is for educational purposes only and should not be considered tax advice. Any calculations are intended to be illustrative and do not reflect all of the potential complexities of individual tax returns. To assess your specific tax situation, please consult with a tax professional.