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According to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) website, National Survivors of Suicide Day is a day of healing for those who have lost someone to suicide. It was created by U.S. Senate resolution in 1999 through the efforts of Senator Harry Reid of Nevada, who lost his father to suicide. Every year, AFSP sponsors an event to provide an opportunity for the survivor community to come together for support, healing, information and empowerment.
This year, the Pittsburgh Chapter of AFSP is sponsoring a National Survivor of Suicide Video Conference. The broadcast will feature Dr. Chip Reynolds, and will discuss suicide bereavement and complicated grief. There is no charge to attend.
Video Conference Details:
When: Saturday, Nov. 20 from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
(parking is available in UPMC Presbyterian parking lots)
Room: 11th Floor Scaife Hall, The Conference Center is on the 11th floor of Scaife, (close to UPMC Presbyterian Cafeteria)
Who: Survivors after suicide, friends, families, others
To RSVP, call 412-624-9005 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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Contributed by Lora M. Dziemiela, Program Secretary