International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day

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International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day
Also calledSurvivor Day
Observed byUnited States, worldwide
DateSaturday before American Thanksgiving
2022 dateNovember 19
2023 dateNovember 18
2024 dateNovember 23
2025 dateNovember 22
FrequencyAnnual

International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day is designated by the United States Congress as a day when the friends and family of those who have died by suicide can join together for healing and support. This day always falls on the Saturday before American Thanksgiving.[1]

In 1999, Senator Harry Reid introduced a resolution to the United States Senate which led to the creation of National Survivors of Suicide Day.[2][3] Reid is a survivor of his father's suicide.[4]

Every year, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention sponsors International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day, a program that unites survivors of suicide loss across the world.[5][6] These events help survivors cope with the tragedy of losing someone to suicide.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lukas, Christopher (2009-11-20). "National Survivors Of Suicide Day". The Huffington Post. Archived from the original on 2009-11-25. Retrieved 2009-11-26.
  2. ^ Gates, Dominic (2009-11-22). "National Survivors of Suicide Day helps those who have lost loved ones". The Seattle Times. Archived from the original on 2009-11-25. Retrieved 2009-11-26.
  3. ^ Szabo, Jessica (2009-11-25). "National survivors of suicide day brings support to those left behind". Silver Pinyon Journal. Archived from the original on 2011-07-16. Retrieved 2009-11-26.
  4. ^ "Bereaved families gather on National Survivors of Suicide Day". KTUU-TV. 2009-11-21. Archived from the original on 2009-11-24. Retrieved 2009-11-26.
  5. ^ "Suicide shouldn't be a taboo subject". News 8 Austin. 2003-11-15. Archived from the original on 2011-07-18. Retrieved 2009-11-26.
  6. ^ Dandurant, Karen (2008-11-16). "Local event slated for Survivors of Suicide Day". The Portsmouth Herald. Archived from the original on 2009-01-07. Retrieved 2009-11-26.
  7. ^ Harpel, Joanne (2007-11-04). "Surviving after suicide loss". Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Archived from the original on 2011-06-06. Retrieved 2009-11-26.

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