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Tagged: International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day

Facing the Pain

My first suicide attempt happened at age 13. When I left the hospital, I told my parents about the sexual abuse. I was asked to “pretend it didn’t happen.” Drugs and alcohol became my solution, and – in a way – kept me alive for many, many years.

By Taryn Hiatt, AFSP Utah and Nevada Area Director

Survivor Day on The Hill

On November 15 2017, the AFSP Public Policy Office held a Congressional staff briefing co-sponsored by the House Task Force on Suicide Prevention in observance of International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day.

By Blythe Bull

She's Okay: Attending Survivor Day 2018

On Saturday, November 17th, International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day, I participated in the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s local Survivor Day event in Pittsburgh. It was my fourth time attending this event, but my first time as a volunteer.

By Bridget Yeager