Each year the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention holds an International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day. This day provides people affected by suicide loss to find comfort, receive support, and gain understanding.

This year International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day will take place the Saturday before Thanksgiving, November 21st.

This year the event will be held virtually through Zoom to allow survivors throughout the state of Montana an opportunity to come together to share their stories of loss, healing, and hope.

The statewide event runs from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday and you can register for the event using the button below. Non-loss survivors are also more than welcome to register to attend.

The event will feature keynote speaker Dr. Tina Barrett, LCPC, who will focus her talk on grief during the time of COVID-19. Also, there will be breakout groups, a review panel,  luminary lighting, and a documentary as part of the virtual event.

The Rocky Mountain Area Director for American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP), Katie Levine, will be one of the hosts of the event and stated in a recent press release:

Survivor Day is an important day in the suicide loss community to connect and share with others who have been through similar experiences. Although we won’t be able to meet in person this year, the Montana Chapter is excited to widen our reach to even more communities virtually.