Hickory – The Hickory Survivors of Suicide Support Group did not hold its November meeting on Saturday, November 4. Instead participants, as well as others in the community who have lost someone to suicide, are encouraged to register for the International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day event on Saturday, November 18.

An International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day event will be held Saturday, November 18, at the Western Piedmont Council of Governments from 10:30 am to 2:30 pm. 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-north-carolina/

For more information, contact Jenna Duncan at jennaduncan231@gmail.com  or 828 514.9079. Please leave a voicemail if your call is not answered directly.

(This is not a suicide prevention/awareness event.)

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.”