Pathways to host Suicide Survivors video conference

Posted November 8, 2012 at 3:37 pm

Thousands of people who have survived the loss of family members or friends to suicide will be connected by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s (AFSP) webcast of the 14th annual International Survivors of Suicide Day from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, at Pathways Community Health located at 1800 Community Drive, Clinton.

The webcast offers healing, support and information for survivors. “A person dies by suicide every 14 minutes in the United States, and with every suicide, there are family members, friends, neighbors and co-workers — ‘survivors’ — left behind to cope with the tragic loss,” said Bob Gebbia, executive director of AFSP, “AFSP’s International Survivors of Suicide Day has shown a steady growth over the past 11 years due to a basic need of survivors to connect with others who have experienced a similar loss.”

This event is a place for survivors to share their grief, reach out for support and support others. The program features a panel of survivors, people from all over the country who have lost husbands, wives, children, parents, friends and siblings to suicide as well as mental health experts.

For more information about AFSP’s International Survivors of Suicide Day, go to www.afsp.org. For more information about the webcast at Pathways Community Health, visit www.pathwaysonline.org or contact Richard Colvert at rcolvert@pbhc.org.

Pathways provides mental health and addiction recovery services through 32 offices in Missouri and Louisiana. For more information about Pathways, visit www.pathwaysonline.org or contact their Clinton office at 660.885.8131.