Day of Healing for Bereavement After Suicide
Every year, too many people lose their lives to suicide, leaving behind family, friends, colleagues and others who struggle to make sense of their loss. Our community is unfortunately no exception.
Every November, survivors of suicide loss in our community, across the United States, and around the world come together for healing conferences in their communities and online for support and guidance. You'll hear from other survivors about how they cope, and from experts sharing the most current information on suicide and grief.
If you have lost someone to suicide, these local and online gatherings were designed for you.
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You can attend a local conference in your area or watch online. Afterwards, join us in a live online chat with others who have lost someone to suicide.
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AFSP'S International Survivor's of Suicide Day Conference
A Day of Healing for Bereavement After Suicide
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2013
Mitte Carriage House, 1008 West Avenue, Austin, TX 78701
Conference is Free: Please RSVP for planning purposes to [email protected] with "RSVP" in subject line. Please give names of those attending and relation to suicide loss. Light breakfast and lunch provided.
Hosted by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention - Central Texas Chapter
Survivors of suicide loss gather at hundreds of simultaneous healing conferences around the world every year on International Survivors of Suicide Day to connect with others who have survived the tragedy of suicide loss, and express and understand the powerful emotions they experience.
Survivors of suicide loss share their stories and offer practical guidance for newly bereaved survivors. Experts explain the basics of what we currently know about suicide and grief. Sharing sessions, local speakers, and healing activities will be offered at the Austin conference site.
Visit www.afsp.org/survivorday to find a city that’s hosting a conference near you on November 23rd or to watch the program free of charge online in English, Spanish, or French.
International Survivors of Suicide Day past programs are available online at any time throughout the year.