Thursday, November 17, 2011

Announcement: National Survivors of Suicide Day & Heartbeat

For those of you who have lost a child or any family member or friend by suicide, we want to be sure you are aware of HEARTBEAT, a support group that meets the 2nd Wednesday of every momth in Lake Havasu City and the 2nd Tuesday of every month in Kingman (details below)...

In addition to these meetings, they have a special event coming up this Saturday, November 19th, 2011, which is the 13th Annual National Survivors of Suicide Day, which will be held at Cavalry Baptist Church... and as always, if you know of other parents who might find these helpful, please be sure to pass this along to them...

Meets: LHC Community Center, Room 152
100 Park Ave., LHC
2nd Wednesday of every month, 7-8:30pm ~ October – April

Meets: First Southern Baptist Church

3120 Hualapai Mountain Road-Kingman
2nd Tuesday of every month, 7-8:30pm ~ October – April

For more information about the bi-monthly meetings or the upcoming 12th Annual National Survivors of Suicide Day, Call: Judy or Dan at (928) 854-0113 OR (928) 208-0129 or email them at

November 19, 2011
10:30am-3pm (Lunch provided)
11am: American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Telecast
Presented By: Heartbeat of Lake Havasu
Location: Calvary Baptist Church 1605 McCulloch Blvd S Lake Havasu City, AZ 86406
Fee: None (Donations accepted)
A Memory Board will be available if you would like to bring a picture of your loved one. Please include name, birthdate and date of loss. The picture will be returned to you at the end of the day.


Every person who dies by suicide leaves behind survivors—loved ones left shocked, grieving and struggling to understand and cope with their heartbreaking loss. Many survivors feel isolated and alone, wondering if anyone understands their pain.

In 1999, United States Senator Harry Reid, a survivor of his own father’s suicide, brought the challenge of coping with suicide loss into the national spotlight by introducing Senate Resolution 99, which declared the Saturday before Thanksgiving “National Survivors of Suicide Day.”
Each year on National Survivors of Suicide Day, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) reaches out to survivors through local survivor conferences held simultaneously in communities throughout the world, which are all linked by a live broadcast. This unique network of healing conferences connects survivors within their own communities and across the globe. For many, National Survivors of Suicide Day is the first time they’ve ever met anyone else who has lost someone to suicide.

The broadcast includes a blend of emotional support and information about resources for healing. “Veteran” survivors and mental health professionals address the questions that so many survivors face: Why did this happen? How do I cope? Where can I find support? Since many survivors also find it helpful to understand something about the science of suicide prevention and bereavement, the program also includes a brief presentation of research highlights by mental health professionals.

HEARTBEAT is a member of the following (websites listed):
The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, A national research organization,

The American Association of Suicidology, A national organization dedicated to the study and reduction of human self-destruction.


Suicide Prevention Action Network

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