Wednesday, November 9, 2011

November 19th: International Survivors of Suicide Day

Annual Day of Healing for Bereavement After Suicide
Survivors of suicide loss come together in communities around the world and online every year on the third Saturday in November for mutual support and practical guidance on coping with grief after suicide.

On Saturday, November 19th, local healing conferences are being held from Indianapolis to India, and Canada to Costa Rica. If you don't live near a participating city, sign up to watch online from home and participate in a live online chat. This year's featured survivors address the questions that so many face: Why did this happen? How do I cope? Where can I find support?

What will you do November 19th?
Attend a Local Conference
Watch Online

To reach more survivors than ever before, the 2011 program featuresSpanish and English subtitles, plusEnglish captioning for the hearing impaired. Learn more and watch past programs at any time at InformaciĆ³n en espaƱol:

** I attended this last year for the first time and I couldn't have been more happier to be surrounded by people who understood me and my situation. For the first time, it made me feel like I was not alone. If you reside in the Phoenix Valley and would like to attend the conference, please contact me via email at forgetuknot (at) gmail (dot) com. I would love for you to join us!**

For Veterans: Deals & Discounts

First and foremost, I want to take a moment to thank all the past, current and future Veterans. I appreciate all that you have done, are doing, and will do for our country.

I have been given some resources that I would love to share for our Veterans to get some great deals and discounts on this upcoming Veteran's Day!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Call On Congress to Prevent Veteran Suicides

In honor of Veterans Day (Friday, Nov. 11), let’s come together to pay tribute to the men and women who have worn the uniform of the United States Armed Forces; patriots who have risked their lives in service to their country and the families who support them.

Please join AFSP to ask members of Congress to support efforts aimed at reducing the high rate of veteran suicide.

We are urging our Field Advocates and their family members, friends and colleagues to call Congress through Thursday, Nov. 10, to tell them that AFSP supports our veterans year round and urges Congress to do the same by providing funding at the highest levels possible for veteran suicide prevention and education programs.

Call the toll-free phone number below through November 10. Your calls will be redirected to the appropriate offices.

  • Call 1-877-762-8762 to reach the United States Capitol Switchboard. You will be asked by an operator what office you would like to connect with. Please call three times and request to speak with each of your senators and your member of the House of Representatives.
You can find out who your members of the Senate are by visiting and your member of the House of Representatives at

Click here for a sample script you can use.