International Survivors Day
International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day Program
Saturday, November 18, 2017
10:00 am - 12:30 pm
On Saturday, November 18th, 2017, in conjunction the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, Cathedral hosted a Survivor Day event. Survivor Day is the one day a year when people affected by suicide loss gather around the world at events in their local communities to find comfort and gain understanding as they share stories of healing and hope. In 2016, there were over 350 Survivor Day events in 18 countries.
In 2017, all gatherings included a screening of The Journey: A Story of Healing and Hope, a compelling AFSP-produced documentary about the suicide loss experience, as well the new follow-up featurette, The Journey Revisited, in which six of the original Journey participants gather three years later to reflect on how their grief and healing journey is evolving.
Cathedral was pleased to host and provide support to survivors in our community. Our professional therapists were onsite to facilitate discussions following the screening and answer questions.