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Survivor Day aims to comfort those affected by suicide

Survivor Day aims to comfort those affected by suicide

International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day is the one day a year when people affected by suicide loss gather in their local communities to find comfort and gain understanding as they share stories of healing and hope.

A local Survivor Day event will be held in Franklin beginning at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 18, at Franklin Vineyard Church, just of Mack Hatcher Parkway at 308 Jordan Road, Franklin, TN  37067.

Survivor Day was created by an act of Congress in 1999 and since then has been sponsored and supported by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP).

In 2016 there were over 350 locally organized events held throughout the United States, and around the world. This year’s gatherings will include a screening of AFSP’s compelling documentary The Journey: A Story of Healing and Hope, and the follow-up featurette, The Journey Revisited.

For many loss survivors, attending a Survivor Day event is an opportunity to discover that they are not alone in their experience of losing someone they know and love to suicide. For those who are unable to attend a Survivor Day event in person, AFSP hosts a Survivor Day program online at

To learn more about International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day, visit, or email for further details.

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