International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day
International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day is the one day a year when people effected by suicide loss gather in their local communities to find comfort and gain understanding as they share stories of healing and hope.
Survivor Day was created by an act of Congress in 1999 and since then has been sponsored and supported by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.
In 2014 there were 278 locally organized events held throughout the US, Canada and around the world. This year’s gathering will include a screening of AFSP’s compelling new documentary – “Family Journeys: Healing and Hope after a Suicide.”
For many suicide loss survivors, attending a Survivor Day event is an opportunity to discover that they are not alone in the experience of losing someone they know and love to suicide. For those who are unable to attend a Survivor Day event in person, AFSP hosts a Survivor Day program online at www.survivorday.org.
A local, non-denominational Survivor Day event will be held in Denver on Saturday, November 21 at Wilshire Presbyterian Church (2999 S. Colorado Blvd, Denver CO 80222) from 9am to 1pm. To learn more about International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day, visit www.survivorday.org or email Colorado@afsp.org for further details.