Survivors of Suicide Loss
Date(s) - 11/17/2018
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Join a community of Suicide Loss Survivors to find comfort and gain an understanding as we share stories of healing and hope.
Please join me and register if you can attend at https://afsp.org/survivor_day/sonora-california/ My goal is to bring comfort to Survivors of Suicide Loss and awareness to our community.
This event features a screening of “A Daughter’s Journey” – an American Foundation of Suicide Prevention (AFSP) produces documentary that follows Sarah, a young adult, through her stories of milestones, family coping, and positive growth after the loss of her father. This years film shares hope, connection, and resilience in the aftermath of suicide loss.
Rural counties consistently had higher suicide rates than metropolitan counties from 2001-2015, according to data released in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.
Suicide is the tenth leading cause of death in the United States. There were more than half a million suicides during the 2001–2015 study period.
“While we’ve seen many causes of death come down in recent years, suicide rates have increased more than 20 percent from 2001 to 2015. And this is especially concerning in rural areas,” said CDC Director Brenda Fitzgerald, M.D. “We need proven prevention efforts to help stop these deaths and the terrible pain and loss they cause.”