Survivor of Loss Day

The History of Survivors of Suicide Loss Day

In 1999, Senator Harry Reid, who lost his father to suicide, introduced a resolution to the United States Senate which led to the creation of International 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 affected by suicide can join together for healing and support. It was determined that Survivor Day would always fall on the Saturday before American Thanksgiving, as the holidays are often a difficult time for suicide loss survivors.

November 23, 2019 Survivor of Loss Day Events:

Knoxville: Hosted by Parkwest Medical CenterPeninsula, and the Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network: https://www.treatedwell.com/survivor/