The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) is a leading national not-for-profit organization exclusively dedicated to understanding and preventing suicide through research and education, and to reaching out to people with mood disorders and those impacted by suicide.
Articles from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention:
• Why Did This Happen?
• What Do I Do Now?
• When You Fear Someone May Take Their Life
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention's
Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012
Every year on the Saturday before American Thanksgiving, the AFSP sponsors International Survivors of Suicide Day, reaching out to thousands of people who have lost a loved one to suicide. The day of conferences connects survivors of suicide loss through a 90-minute webcast, allowing them to share their experiences of loss. The webcast features a panel of experienced survivors and mental health professionals and offers emotional support and information about resources for healing after the loss of a loved one to suicide.
The webcast will begin at 1:00 P.M. EST. Join together with other survivors by participating in a live online chat afterwards starting at 2:30 P.M. EST. To reach a wide group of survivors, the 2012 program is available for viewing with English captioning for the hearing impaired, or subtitles in French or Spanish.
Many of the local conference sites plan their own programs around the broadcast, including panels and breakout groups, all aimed at helping survivors heal. To find a conference site near you or to sign up to watch from your home computer, please visit http://www.afsp.org/survivorday.