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Maggie Mortali, MPH

Maggie G. Mortali, MPH

Senior Program Director

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP)


Maggie G. Mortali is a Senior Program Director and workplace mental health expert at the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Since joining AFSP in 2011, Ms. Mortali established and now leads a department dedicated to AFSP’s workplace initiatives, including the groundbreaking Interactive Screening Program (ISP), an online assessment tool that connects users to the appropriate mental health services. In this role, she has cultivated partnerships with large public and private sector employers, institutions of higher education, and law enforcement agencies to enhance their employee assistance programs (EAPs) and other mental health services.


With over a decade of experience in the suicide prevention field, Ms. Mortali is a recognized thought leader in the use of internet-based technologies to reach at-risk populations who are resistant to seeking help. She speaks regularly at national and regional conferences about her innovative work and has published articles on program evaluation and outcomes, suicide prevention strategies, workplace culture, and employee wellness. She is the co-author of a chapter on suicide prevention in the workplace in the book, Mental Health in the Workplace: Strategies and Tools to Optimize Outcomes. In 2019, she collaborated with the American Association of Suicidology and the United Suicide Survivors International to develop the National Guidelines for Workplace Suicide Prevention.


She holds a master’s degree in public health in Prevention Science from Emory University Rollins School of Public Health and a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of North Carolina Wilmington.


You can follow Ms. Mortali on Twitter at @MaggieAFSP.