How to Organize an International Survivors of Suicide Day Gathering Outside the United States

Suicide touches people on every continent, and in each country and community.

Every year, thousands of survivors join for International Survivors of Suicide Day in countries as diverse as India, Australia, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Ghana, Costa Rica, and Chile. At these local gatherings, survivors can share their experience of loss and healing with others who understand.  

Whether you are in the U.S. or abroad, you can bring this program to your community. We will send you free materials, including the International Survivors of Suicide Day DVD program, to help you organize a gathering in your community. Learn how to do it and what to expect at

Adjusting to Your Local Time Zone

In the U.S., local gatherings show the ISOSD DVD from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. Because this is likely to be inconvenient in foreign time zones, we encourage you to show the DVD from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. in your own local time.


The 2013 ISOSD DVD may be viewed with Spanish, French, or English subtitles.

For information on accommodating other languages, please email

If you have questions about creating an international ISOSD gathering, please contact the AFSP Survivor Initiatives Department at, or call (212) 363-3500, Ext. 2035.