INTERNATIONAL SURVIVORS OF SUICIDE LOSS DAY
7 November 2016
International Survivors of Suicide Loss (ISOS Loss) Day falls on 19 November 2016 this year. It is a special day set aside for survivors to find comfort as stories of healing and hope are being shared.
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.
This year, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) has produced a documentary entitled ‘Life Journeys: Reclaiming Life after Loss’, which explores how some survivors cope with a suicide loss over time.
Date : 19 November 2016, Saturday
‘Life Journeys: Reclaiming Life after Loss’ traces the grief and healing journey that follows a suicide loss over time. Drawing on stories and insights from long-term loss survivors, the documentary shows us that through resilience and support, you can achieve hope and understanding in your lives while celebrating the lives of those you lost.
Watch 'Life Journeys: Reclaiming Life after Loss' here, which will be available after 19 November 2016.
Many survivors find it helpful to talk about their grief. But sometimes, it can be hard to talk to family members and friends. After watching the video, survivors might like to:
- Join SOS’ Healing Bridge Support Group
- Speak to a counsellor
- Know more about SOS’ services
To do so, email or call the SOS 24-hour hotline at 1800-221-4444 (manned by trained volunteers).