Survivor Day is the one day a year when people affected by suicide loss gather around the world at events in their local communities to find comfort and gain understanding as they share stories of healing and hope. In 2016, there were over 350 Survivor Day events in 18 countries.
The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) will host gatherings in communities around the world to mark the observance. This year, all gatherings will include a screening of The Journey: A Story of Healing and Hope, a compelling AFSP-produced documentary about the suicide loss experience, as well the new follow-up featurette, The Journey Revisited, in which six of the original Journey participants gather three years later to reflect on how their grief and healing journey is evolving.
To find a Survivor Day event near you, click here.
AFSP provides tools for people who are interested in organizing an event in their community on Survivor Day 2017, which will be held on Saturday, November 18. If you would like to host a Survivor Day event, please have a look at AFSP’s organizer resources page to see what’s involved, and to determine whether you have the necessary time, experience, and volunteer support to host an event. If you do, AFSP welcomes you to fill out an event organizer application form.
If you have any questions, please contact Inge De Taeye, AFSP Loss & Healing Programs Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Learn more at AFSP.org.