International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day is November 18, 2017
About Survivor Day
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.
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. Watch the trailer above.▲ Back to Top
Interested in attending a Survivor Day event?
Use the search box below to find an event in your area. (Please note that some event locations may as yet be approximate.)
We’ll be adding several additional events in the days to come, so if you don’t currently see one near you, please do check back.
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Interested in hosting a 2017 Survivor Day event?
We are still accepting some applications from 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 our 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, we welcome you to fill out an event organizer application form.
If you have any questions, please contact Inge De Taeye, Loss & Healing Programs Manager, at [email protected].▲ Back to Top
Tune in for our online Survivor Day event
On November 18, 2017, AFSP will host a 90-minute online program for those who aren’t able to attend a Survivor Day event in person.
The program will include a screening of the documentary The Journey: A Story of Healing and Hope, as well as the new follow-up featurette The Journey Revisited; a post-screening discussion on coping and healing after a suicide loss; and a Q&A with online viewers. Live English captioning will be available.
Please check back for more details about the participants, as well as instructions on how you can watch the program.▲ Back to Top