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
2nd Tuesday of every month, 7-8:30pm ~ October – April
November 19, 2011
10:30am-3pm (Lunch provided)
11am: American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Telecast
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.
NATIONAL SURVIVORS OF SUICIDE 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.”
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. http://www.suicidology.org/
Suicide Prevention Action Network http://www.spanusa.org/