International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day
 
In 1999, Senator Harry Reid, who lost his father to suicide, introduced a resolution in 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, AFSP (American Foundation for Suicide Prevention) supports hundreds of Survivor Day events around the world for survivors. For more information and to find an event near you, refer to AFSP's website at www.afsp.org.