International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day
International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day
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International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day

11/17/2018 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Grandview University, Student Center, 2811 East 14th St., Des Moines

No cost, free lunch provided

Register online at:  https://iowasuicideloss2018.eventbrite.com

See flyer here

What is it? Polk County Suicide Prevention Coalition partners with American Foundation of Suicide Prevention every year to produce this event.  It is for people who are grieving the loss of someone to suicide. 

Why is it important? Like any death, a suicide death brings grief. Unlike other deaths, however, suicide also involves trauma, stigma, and many unanswered questions. 

What will happen at the event? A panel will share their journeys of hope and healing.  A powerful video, produced by the American Foundation of Suicide Prevention will answer questions. Agencies will have helpful resources. Small group sessions will allow people to share their personal stories.  We have offered this event every year since 2005, and our evaluations say consistently that attendees have found this a very caring, healing, and helpful event. 

 

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