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

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

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

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

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

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AnneMoss Rogers

AnneMoss Rogers is a mental health and suicide education expert, mental health speaker, suicide prevention trainer and consultant. She is author of the Book, Diary of a Broken Mind and co-author of Emotionally Naked: A Teacher's Guide to Preventing Suicide and Recognizing Students at Risk with Kim O'Brien PhD, LICSW. She raised two boys, Richard and Charles, and lost her younger son, Charles to addiction and suicide on June 5, 2015. She is a motivational speaker who empowers by educating and provides life saving strategies and emotionally healthy coping skills. As talented and funny as Charles was, letting other people know they matter was his greatest gift. And now that's the legacy she carries forward in her son's memory. Mental Health Speakers Website.

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