Just Don’t Do It Events
Suicide Survivors Support Group
Meets the First and Third Thursday of each month
Wilcox Library, 44 Broad St, Westerly, RI 02891
2023 Scheduled Events
National Suicide Survivor Day
Meet and Support Each Other
November 18, 2023, 12:00 – 2:00 pm
Java Madness Coffee Shop, 134 Salt Pond Rd, Wakefield, RI 02879
International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day is designated by the United States Congress as a day when the friends and family of those who have died by suicide can join together for healing and support. This day always falls on the Saturday before American Thanksgiving.
In 1999, Senator Harry Reid introduced a resolution to the United States Senate which led to the creation of National Survivors of Suicide Day. Reid is a survivor of his father’s suicide.
Every year, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention sponsors International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day, a program that unites survivors of suicide loss across the world. These events help survivors cope with the tragedy of losing someone to suicide.
Recognizing survivors of suicide is significant in my own life, both as a licensed therapist that treats those that have been touched by suicide, as well as my own journey as a survivor of my own sister and brother’s suicides in 1989 and 1993, when they were only 19 and 20 years old. My passion lies in compassionate care for those with chronic depression as well as advocating for holistic complimentary medicine.
Please come share your love of those you lost, in a safe, supportive, joyful space, with other fellow survivors. This day is special for us, the resilient, healing survivors to share support, resources, coffee, and hear some local live music.