Suicide Loss Survivor Day

American Foundation of Suicide Prevention (AFSP) has Suicide Loss Survivor Days all over the United States. It’s is a day of support and healing. (See video below with Shirley Ramsey and Kevin Skellett)

There are some in other areas outside the US, too: Canada, Australia, Guatemala plus other international locations.

Typically there is a short documentary style film, two speakers, a survivor of suicide loss and someone who talks about grief and how to manage it. There is an opportunity for people to share something about the loved one they lost if you wish and some time to connect in smaller groups with a facilitator.

Children 18 and over can attend with parents and if you have younger children that want to come, do let the organizer know when you register and accommodations can probably be made. If you have lost someone to suicide, this is a place where everyone understands that special brand of grief and I highly recommend the event.

 Find the Survivor Day in Your State

Here are the two in our area of Richmond, VA:

Suicide Loss Survivor Day- Richmond, VA
Nov. 17, 2018, 11 a.m. — 2:30 p.m.
Bon Air Baptist Church@The Village
7250 Patterson Ave
Richmond, Virginia 23229
REGISTER

Suicide Loss Survivor Day- Midlothian, VA
Nov. 17, 2018, 10 a.m. — 1 p.m.
St. Mark’s United Methodist Church
11551 Lucks Lane, Midlothian, Virginia 23114
REGISTER

Suicide Loss Survivor Day- Williamsburg, VA
Nov. 17, 2018 , 1 p.m. — 3 p.m.
Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center
100 Sentara Circle, Williamsburg, Virginia  23188
REGISTER

Suicide Loss Survivor Day, Virginia Beach, VA
Nov. 17, 2018
11 a.m. — 1 p.m.
Comfort Inn & Suites Virginia Beach Waterfront
1801 Atlantic Ave, Virginia Beach, VA 23451
Virginia Beach, Virginia 23451
REGISTER

Suicide Loss Survivor Day, Fredericksburg, VA
Nov. 17, 2018
10 a.m. — Noon
Snow Public Library
8740 Courthouse Rd.
Spotsylvania, Virginia 22551
REGISTER

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Anne Moss Rogers

I am the mother of two boys and the owner of emotionally naked, a site that reached a quarter million people in its first 18 months. I am a writer and professional public speaker on the topics of suicide, addiction, mental illness, and grief and currently working on getting a book published. I lost my youngest son, Charles, 20, to suicide June 5, 2015. As talented and funny as Charles was, letting other people know they matter was his greatest gift. And now the legacy I try and carry forward in my son's memory.

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