Saturday, November 17, 2012

Suicide Survivor Awareness Day

Every year on the Saturday before Thanksgiving, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention sponsors National Survivors of Suicide Day - reaching out to thousands of people who have lost a loved one to suicide. This Saturday, November 17th, is the 14th year of raising awareness and providing support.

Over 200 conferences for survivors of suicide will take place throughout the U.S. and across the world. Connecting on this day allows survivors to know that they're not alone in this experience.

To find a city worldwide where a conference is being held link here. Read more on suicide outreach and about the 10 common myths about suicide here

Every 40 seconds. someone dies by suicide. Every 41 seconds, someone is left to make sense of it.




4 comments:

Wanda's Wings said...

It's so hard to lose a family member to suicide. A violent way to end a young life. I'm glad we have these awareness days. It helps all see the pain of suicide.

Dr. Deb said...

Thinking of you and sending hugs.

Woman in Crisis said...

Really, it's a tragic way to end a life of any age, not just the young.

I wish suicide survivor awareness day was one given more attention but I have learned through experience and education why it is more frequently swept under the rug

Dr. Deb said...

Woman in Crisis,
I agree with you