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.)
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Tune in for our online Survivor Day event
On November 18, 2017, at 4:30 p.m. EST (3:30 p.m. CST, 2:30 p.m. MST, 1:30 p.m. PST), 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.
Our panel discussion participants will include:
- 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
To watch the program, tune in on AFSP National’s Facebook page (you will be able to comment or ask questions through your own Facebook account). If you’d like to access English subtitles, please watch on the AFSP homepage instead. Live captions will be available when you click the “Show Captions” button below the video screen.
The entire program will be available for viewing afterwards on this page.▲ Back to Top
Interested in hosting a 2018 Survivor Day event?
We are no longer accepting applications to host a Survivor Day event this year. To be added to our organizer mailing list for Survivor Day 2018, please submit your contact information here.
If you have any questions, please contact Inge De Taeye, Loss & Healing Programs Manager, at [email protected].▲ Back to Top