The Suicide Prevention Coalition of Garfield County and SpeakUp ReachOut are partnering again to bring Survivor Day to Glenwood Springs. Lunch will be served and the event is free.
If you have lost a loved one to suicide, we hope you will join us.
In 1999, Senator Harry Reid, who lost his father to suicide, introduced a resolution to the United States Senate which led to the creation of International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day. Also known as Survivor Day, the day was designated by the United States Congress as a day on which those affected by suicide can join together for healing and support. It was determined that Survivor Day would always fall on the Saturday before American Thanksgiving, as the holidays are often a difficult time for suicide loss survivors.
Each year, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention supports hundreds of large and small Survivor Day events around the world, in which suicide loss survivors come together to find connection, understanding and hope through their shared experience. While each event is unique and offers various programming, all feature an AFSP-produced documentary that offers a message of growth, resilience and connection.
Deb Sheppard, internationally recognized medium, psychic, author and speaker, has connected thousands of clients to their loved ones in spirit, helping bring life full circle. Death is a part of every life, and Deb believes those who have crossed over remain connected to us––although they are on the other side, they are forever by our side.
Join us for light dinner and a medium experience for $25.
The Colorado Office of Suicide Prevention will be joining us to share the 2018 data hot off the press and the new and continued efforts of the Suicide Prevention Commission and Office of Suicide Prevention.
We have a variety of opportunities to volunteer with SpeakUp ReachOut and we require that our volunteers have certain training before they can represent our organization.