Survivors of Suicide Loss Day Event this Saturday
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Survivors of Suicide Loss Day Event this Saturday

Program includes free film viewing, counselor panel discussion; more

Parkland College will host the 2018 International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day event this Saturday, Nov. 17, 9 a.m. to noon, in Room U140  (Parkland College Student Union).

Created by an act of Congress in 1999 and sponsored by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, 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. Attending a Survivor Day event is an opportunity for loss survivors to discover that they are not alone in their experience of losing someone they know and love to suicide.

Parkland's program will include a screening of AFSP's compelling documentary A Daughter's Journey; panel discussion with suicide and mental health professionals; and small-group discussion opportunities for those who have experienced a similar loss. An art activity and a visit with a comfort dog will also be available.

Register for this free event at For those who are unable to attend a Survivor Day event in person, AFSP hosts a Survivor Day program online at

For more information, contact Dennis Cockrum,, 217/353-2254, or Jennifer Klatsky,, 217/351-2453.

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