Hickory – An International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day event will be held Saturday, November 19, 10:30am til 2:30pm, at the Western Piedmont Council of Governments.
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.
This event is open to teens and adults. Lunch will be provided.
To register go to the link https://afsp.org/survivor_day/hickory-nc/
(This is not a suicide prevention/ awareness event.)
The Western Piedmont Council of Governments is located at 1880 2nd Ave. NW, Hickory, NC, 28601.
A Brief History of Survivor Day:
In 1999, Senator Harry Reid, a survivor of his father’s 1972 suicide, introduced a new resolution into the US Senate. With its passage, the US Congress designated the Saturday before American Thanksgiving “National Survivors of Suicide Day,” a day on which friends and family of those who have died by suicide can join together for healing and support.
In recognition of the fact that suicide knows no geographic or national boundaries and because Survivor Day events are organized around the world, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s program is called “International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day.”