International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day
Posted on Nov 12, 2019 at 0:00 AM
About Survivor Day
In 1999, Senator Harry Reid, who lost his father to suicide, introduced a resolution to the United States Senate which led to the creation of International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day. Also known as Survivor Day, the day was designated by the United States Congress as a day on which those affected by suicide can join together for healing and support. It was determined that Survivor Day would always fall on the Saturday before American Thanksgiving, as the holidays are often a difficult time for suicide loss survivors.
Each year, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention supports hundreds of large and small Survivor Day events around the world, in which suicide loss survivors come together to find connection, understanding and hope through their shared experience. While each event is unique and offers various programming, all feature an AFSP-produced documentary that offers a message of growth, resilience and connection.
In 2018, 370 total events took place, including 32 international sites in 19 countries.
CONNECTIONS - the Place 2B has partnered with the Columbus Chapter of the American Foundation for the Prevention of Suicide to host a 2019 ISOSLD event on Saturday, November 23rd from 10 AM - Noon at the Connections, 4827 14th Avenue, Columbus, GA 31904. (On Veterans Parkway across from Fat Boy's Famres Market). Call 706-507-9016 for more information.