Being in the company of long-term survivors in Chicago was an even deeper manifestation of the camaraderie that exists among all survivors.
A Year of Firsts

Being in the company of long-term survivors in Chicago was an even deeper manifestation of the camaraderie that exists among all survivors.


Organizer Spotlight: James Biela, Toksook Bay, Alaska

At James’s encouragement,Toksook Bay’s Nelson Island School agreed to host a Survivor Day gathering, which turned into a village-wide event.


Organizer Spotlight: Karen Heisig, Rochester, NY

It brings me joy to hear and see people finding those connections as I am keenly aware of how vital they’ve been to me.


The Sanitago, Chile Survivor Day program includes testimonials by people who have attempted suicide but have since recovered.
Organizer Spotlight: Paulina Del Rio, Santiago, Chile

The Sanitago, Chile Survivor Day program includes testimonials by people who have attempted suicide but have since recovered.


My Three Words

May you find community and connection on your journey, and remember always that your heart is resilient.


The Second Half of the Sentence

If we work together to change the conversations and attitudes about mental illness in this country, we can stop saying, “I never thought…”


It is so important to speak out and be a voice and an advocate.
It’s Okay to Talk About Gilman

It is so important to speak out and be a voice and an advocate.


Suicide is a Drag

So why do I think everyone should be involved in suicide prevention? Simply put, it’s because you are worth it. You matter.


Understanding ‘The Why’

By volunteering with AFSP, I get to share the message that despite the complexity involved, suicide is preventable. There is hope!


I want others to know now what I should have known then, so that they, hopefully, will never have to suffer a loss like ours.
If I Had Known Then What I Know Now

I want others to know now what I should have known then, so that they, hopefully, will never have to suffer a loss like ours.


No One Has to Feel Alone

Raising awareness for suicide and mental health has become my passion…and it has helped with my grieving.


Suicide Prevention: Understanding Diverse Experiences and Perspectives

Suicide is heartbreaking and can be difficult to understand.