Nov. 18, 2017
2 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Auditorium Binus Internasional University fX, Senayan, Jakarta
Jalan Jendral Sudirman, Senayan, Jakarta Pusat
Jakarta, Indonesia 10270
The location is precisely located on the 6th Floor, fX Sudirman, Jakarta (between Gelora Bung Karno stadium open gate and Ministry of Education).Register today
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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.
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Into The Light Indonesia
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According to the World Health Organization (WHO, 2014), the number of deaths from suicide is up to 800,000 people per year or about one people every 40 seconds. Suicide is also the second leading cause of death for people in the age range of 15-29 years old, especially in developing and third world countries. In Indonesia, there are at least 812 cases of suicide (BPS, 2015). There are also unrecorded suicide cases outside of those numbers.
Death by suicide also leaves a strong and long lasting grief for those that are left behind, whether it is families, neighbors, or even close friends, which are called loss survivors. The grief felt is very hard and complicated because of the mixed feelings in it. Regret of not being able to know it sooner and prevent it and the embarrassment from having someone killing themselves, which is stigmatized by society, are some of the mixed feelings felt by the loss survivor. More often than not, society also blames the friends or family of a suicide victim.
This grief can go on for a long period of time and can affect them even deeper. Berman (2011) says that about 32 loss survivors are affected for each suicide case. The most significant affects that they feel are depression, trauma, or even post-traumatic stress disorder. Loss survivors also tend to be quiet because telling about the loss that they felt is a hard and heavy matter. Not all people can accept it either, since society has a negative stigma about suicide.
Therefore, it is very important that there is support given especially to friends and family who are left behind by suicide cases. In order to commemorate International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day, Into the Light Indonesia together with Binus International University fX has taken the initiative to host an event called, Lalui Luka: Membawa Cahaya dalam Kegelapan, Melanjutkan Hidup dengan Harapan. This is an event targeted toward loss survivors so that we can support them through the grief that they feel. We will hold a movie screening produced by American Foundation for Suicide Prevention that also focuses on suicide prevention and also a panel discussion.