International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day
 
In 1999, Harry Reid, who lost his father to suicide, introduced a resolution to the United States Senate which led to the creation of Internatioinal 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 impacted by suicide can come together for support and healing. The Saturday before Thanksgiving became designated as Survivor Day as holidays are often a more difficult time for survivors. 
 
Every year, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention supports hundreds of Survivor Day events around the world for survivors. The Survivor Day event in Jacksonville will be held on November 21, 2020. For more information and to find an event near you, refer to AFSP's website at www.afsp.org.