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Survivor Day Live

Today's broadcast of Survivor Day Live includes the films The Journey: A Story of Healing and Hope and the new follow-up featurette, The Journey Revisited. For their entirety, please visit instead. If you've experienced a suicide loss, AFSP has resources for you at

Posted by American Foundation for Suicide Prevention on Saturday, November 18, 2017

November 30, 2017 – International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day takes place each year on the Saturday before Thanksgiving. Hundreds of Survivor Day events took place throughout the world this year, bringing together those who have affected by suicide loss to find comfort and gain understanding as they shared stories of healing and hope.

For those who weren’t able to attend a Survivor Day event in person, AFSP presented a 90-minute, live online program. This year, Survivor Day Live included a screening of the documentary The Journey: A Story of Healing and Hope and a new follow-up featurette, The Journey Revisited; a Q&A with online viewers; and a post-screening discussion on coping and healing after a suicide loss featuring the following panelists:

  • Stella Padnos-Shea (moderator), lost her fiancé John to suicide in 2002
  • Dylan Kane, participant in The Journey and The Journey Revisited, lost his father, Jim, to suicide in 2002
  • Grace O’Connor, lost her brother Dan to suicide in 2009
  • Joseph Yoon, lost his close friend Christine to suicide in 2016

This program has now been made available for all those who were unable to watch live, and as a supplement for those who attended Survivor Day events in person.


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