Vernal, UT Nov 13, 2017 – TriCounty Health Department is pleased to partner with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) to provide International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day (Survivor Day). This 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. Survivor Day is free and open to the public.
“Supporting those who have lost someone to suicide is part of our mission at AFSP,” said Dr. Christine Moutier, AFSP chief medical officer. “We know that support after a suicide leads to healing and can reduce the number of suicides in the overall population. I’m thankful we are able to help so many on this day in November.”
This year, all gatherings will include a screening of The Journey: A Story of Healing and Hope, an AFSP-produced documentary about the suicide loss experience, as well as a 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. The event will be held at TriCounty Health Department, 133 S 500 E in Vernal beginning at 10:00 a.m. Register at https://afsp.org/survivor_day/vernal-utah/ .