Sunday, November 11, 2012

International Survivors of Suicide Day event to be Nov. 17

HOUGHTON -- Have you lost a loved one to suicide or know someone who has?  International Survivors of Suicide Day is Saturday, Nov. 17. There will be healing events for those that have lost someone to suicide in more than 250 cities around the world, including an annual event right here in Houghton at the Houghton City Center. The event is free and starts with registration and optional soup lunch at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 17.

At 1 p.m.  Along with other survivors around the world, watch a video broadcast, including a candle light vigil, that will help survivors feel a sense of community.

At 2:15 p.m. there will be an opportunity to listen, share, and network with other survivors as well as make a "Suicide Remembrance Board" where your piece can be taken with you or left with Dial Help. Bring pictures, writings, or supplies, or don’t bring anything and use the supplies on hand. A licensed professional counselor and survivors who have attended for the past few years will help provide guidance and support.

This event is sponsored by Dial Help Community Support and Outreach Center, The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, and the Copper Country Mental Health Institute. For more information or preregistration, email dial.help@dialhelp.org, call (906) 482-9077, or visit dialhelp.org.

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