International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day is the one day a year when people affected by suicide loss gather in their local communities to find comfort and gain understanding as they share stories of healing and hope. Survivor Day was created by an act of Congress in 1999 and since then has been sponsored and supported by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP).
A local Survivor Day event will be held in Lynnwood Saturday, Nov. 21 at the Verdant Community Wellness Center, 4710 196th St. S.W., Lynnwood from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
In 2014 there were 278 locally organized events held throughout the US, Canada, and around the world. This year’s gatherings will include a screening of AFSP’s compelling new documentary Family Journeys: Healing and Hope after a Suicide.
For many loss survivors, attending a Survivor Day event is an opportunity to discover that they are not alone in their experience of losing someone they know and love to suicide. For those who are unable to attend a Survivor Day event in person, AFSP hosts a Survivor Day program online at survivorday.org.