Event update - International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day 2015
24 November 2015
In conjunction with International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day, SOS organised a gathering for local suicide survivors (family and friends who have lost loved ones through suicide) on 21 November 2015.
48 survivors attended the event, the highest number so far for a gathering of survivors in SOS.
Survivors mingled over lunch, after which they watched a video screening of Family Journeys: Healing and Hope after a Suicide. This video was produced by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention to commemorate the date this year. A sharing session facilitated by trained SOS professionals followed and for the first time, a young person stepped forward to share her experiences. Many survivors stayed on after the event was over to continue to seek support from, and support, one another.
SOS sincerely thanks all attendees for making the event a successful and meaningful afternoon for all.
To watch Family Journeys Hope and Healing After A Suicide, visit www.survivorday.org.
International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day
International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day is a special day we set aside each year to remember those we've lost through suicide. Join us and a community of suicide survivors to find comfort and gain understanding as we share stories of hope and healing.
This will be the second consecutive year SOS (Samaritans of Singapore) is organising this event. The event is open to suicide survivors only and registration is compulsory.
A survivor of suicide is anyone affected by the suicide death of a loved or close one, such as family members, friends, neighbours, co-workers, and schoolmates. Survivors also include professional caregivers, and health and mental health providers whose client died by suicide.
Date: 21 November 2015 (Saturday)
Time: 12pm - 2.30pm
Venue: Samaritans of Singapore
*Programme includes: video screening and a sharing session by suicide survivors. Lunch will be provided.
Registration closes 13 November 2015.