International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day is the one day a year when people who are affected by suicide loss gather around the world at events in their local communities for support and resources.
The important thing to remember is that Survivor Day has three main goals. The first goal is to educate, the second is to offer an opportunity for attendees to share, and lastly to help suicide loss survivors meaningfully commemorate their loved ones and the day—Survivor Day—itself.
Join a community of suicide loss survivors to find comfort and gain understanding as we share stories of healing and hope.
Local Survivor Day gatherings:
• Innisfil Library (Lakeshore Branch), 967 Innisfil Beach Road, Innisfil, Community Room, Contact: Sheldon: 705-309-4033.
• Canadian Mental Health Association Office, 15 Bradford Street, Barrie, RSVP Room, contact: Barb: 705-726-3294.
• St. Paul’s United Church/Community Centre, Parlour Room, 62 Peter Street North, Orillia, contact: Bernadette: 705-326-9941.
• Midland Public Library, Assembly Room, 320 King Street, Midland, Contact: Kristi: 705-549-3181 x 2215.
These events will feature a screening of “A Daughter’s Journey,” an American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSD) produced documentary that follows Sarah, a young adult, through her story of milestones, family, coping and positive growth after the loss of her father. This year’s film shares hope, connection and resilience in the aftermath of a suicide loss.
Submitted by Simcoe County Suicide Awareness Coucil