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Survivor of Suicide Loss Day

About Survivor Day

In 1999, Senator Harry Reid, who lost his father to suicide, introduced a resolution to the United States Senate which led to the creation of International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day.  Also known as Survivor Day, the day was designated by the United States Congress as a day on which those affected by suicide can join together for healing and support. It was determined that Survivor Day would always fall on the Saturday before American Thanksgiving, as the holidays are often a difficult time for suicide loss survivors.

Each year, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention supports hundreds of large and small Survivor Day events around the world, in which suicide loss survivors come together to find connection, understanding and hope through their shared experience. While each event is unique and offers various programming, all feature an AFSP-produced documentary that offers a message of growth, resilience and connection.

In 2018, 370 total events too place, including 32 international sites in 19 countries.

Attendee registration will open in July: please check back to register for an event near you. You may feel free to contact survivorday@afsp.org with any questions.

Visit afsp.org/find-support/ive-lost-someone/survivor-day/ for more information.

Earlier Event: October 10
World Mental Health Day
Later Event: December 6
Angel of Hope Candlelight Vigil