Des Moines, Iowa — AFSP

Des Moines, Iowa

Nov. 23, 2019

10:00 am — 3:00 pm

Des Moines University - Student Education Center
3200 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa  50312

Click here for a campus map that includes where the Student Education Center is located as well as available parking.

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In the interest of creating a safe space for loss survivors, most events are specific to survivors of suicide loss. In addition, many events cannot accommodate children and teens. If you have any questions, please contact the event host directly.

Each year, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention supports hundreds of large and small Survivor Day events around the world, in which suicide loss survivors come together to find connection, understanding and hope through their shared experience. While each event is unique and offers various programming, all feature an AFSP-produced documentary that offers a message of growth, resilience and connection.

Event Details


Joani Moller
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Alicia Vermeer
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Food Served




Sponsoring Organization(s)


Additional Information

Survivor of Suicide Loss Day is an annual event hosted by American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.  This year’s event will include a panel discussion from people who have lost a loved one to suicide, lunch, a video produced by AFSP, and time for small group discussion for attendees to share about their own experience losing someone to suicide.

We’d like to extend a huge thank you to American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, Central Iowa Out of the Darkness Walk, Des Moines University, and Polk County Crisis and Advocacy Services for their sponsorship of the Central Iowa 2019 Survivor of Suicide Loss Day Event.