AAS has taken a concerted effort to review, update and enhance all public statements and positions on policy and items of interest. AAS’s mission to promote the understanding and prevention of suicide and support those who have been affected by it is clear that every life matters.

As an over 55-year-old 501 c3 organization, AAS promotes research, public awareness programs, education and training, and serves as the national clearinghouse for information on suicide.

As of this date, the 2017 statement on Physician-Assisted Death has been retired and a task force consisting of leaders within the industry from various disciplines across the globe will determine any future positions or statements on this subject matter which will be referred to the AAS Board of Directors for future action.

For questions or inquiries contact:

Leeann Sherman, MPS, CAE
Chief Executive Officer
Approved by AAS Executive Committee, February 24, 2023