International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day is November 19, 2016
About Survivor Day
Survivor Day can change your life. It’s 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.
All gatherings will include a screening of a new Survivor Day documentary produced by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.
Additional programming is specific to each event. The programming may include presentations by loss survivors and mental health professionals, as well as small group discussions that bring together people who have experienced similar losses.▲ Back to Top
Survivor Day Documentaries
Each year at the International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day, AFSP shows a new documentary developed specifically for survivors of suicide loss. Find more information about these documentaries here.▲ Back to Top
Survivor Day Online
On Survivor Day 2015, AFSP hosted a 90-minute program that included a screening of the documentary Family Journeys; a post-screening discussion on coping with a suicide loss; and a Q&A with online viewers.
The discussion was moderated by Dr. Doreen Marshall, AFSP’s Senior Director of Education and Prevention, and featured select participants from Family Journeys as well as Shawn Pierce, an AFSP volunteer and field advocate.
Watch the entire program below.▲ Back to Top
Interested in hosting an event?
Whether you’ve organized a Survivor Day event before or whether you’re considering hosting an event for the first time, thank you for your interest in participating in Survivor Day 2016, which is Saturday, November 19.
If you have not organized an event before, please have a look at our monthly planning calendar, step-by-step organizer’s guide, and promotion & publicity toolkit to see what’s involved, and to determine whether you have the necessary planning experience and are prepared to invest the required time.
If you’d like to receive updates about Survivor Day 2016, including when you can apply to host a Survivor Day event, please click here to be added to our mailing list.
If you have any questions about hosting a Survivor Day event, please contact Inge De Taeye, AFSP’s Loss & Bereavement Programs Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 212-363-3500 ext. 2036.▲ Back to Top