Nov. 17, 2018
8:30 a.m. — 12:30 p.m.
Calvary Evangelical Lutheran Church
6805 Bluegrass Drive
Clarkston, Michigan 48346
In the interest of creating a safe space for loss survivors, some events are exclusively for survivors of suicide loss. In addition, many events cannot accommodate children and teens. If you have any questions, please contact the event host directly.
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. Discover more about Survivor Day.
Rev Kathryn Zywicki
Gigi Colombini is a Clinical Social Worker who, since 1990, has focused her passion on working with youth and adults who experience trauma, grief, anxiety, depression and suicide. Throughout her professional journey, She has worked and Crisis Counselor/Supervisor, facilitated grief groups, lead CISM teams, and various suicide prevention efforts throughout Southeast MI. This includes the Holding On To Life Youth Suicide Prevention program, a continuity of care/family support intervention designed to enhance the safety and support of high risk youth following a suicidal emergency, which is being implemented and evaluated at Psych Emergency Services at the University of Michigan. She has consulted on programs for Harvard, Dartmouth, the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention, and others. As an expert in the field, Ms. Colombini is a sought out speaker who has provided extensive education to youth and adults, in business and community settings. Her Institute for Hope and Human Flourishing outpatient clinic is in Birmingham, MI.
PROGRAM SCHEDULE FOR SURVIVOR DAY 2018:
9:15 Keynote Speaker: Gigi Colombini
10:00 Film: A Daughter’s Journey
10:15 Q/A and Film discussion guide
10:30 Refreshment/Bathroom break
10:45 Breakout Session #1
11:15 Breakout Session #2
11:45 Closing Ceremony
12:15 Resource tables and support staff from local mental health providers and facilities.