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Special Days

International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day

 Each year, on the Saturday before Thanksgiving survivors around the world gather together to honor and remember someone they lost to suicide. Participants watch a film from AFSP and engage in discussion to help during the difficult period that comes during holidays.  Hope Church, 4710 Juan Tabo, ABQ NM 87112  Saturday, November 18th, 2023. 10- 3 pm. Lunch will be served. RSVP


Phone: 505-220-6292

OR Desiree


Phone: 505-344-4343

 The Compassionate Friends of Greater Albuquerque CandleLighting

WHAT:  Worldwide candle-lighting for the loss of a child/grandchild/sibling

WHERE:  St Mark's Episcopal Church, 541 Richmond Place NE, ABQ

WHEN:  Sunday, December 10, 2023

TIME:  Doors open at 6p, program starts at 6:45p

WHY:  To honor the memory of our loved ones in a virtual worldwide candlelight in every time zone starting at 7p in New Zealand.  

Out of the Darkness Walk 2023

Join other survivors on a journey of remembrance, hope, and support. 

For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Cori Reese 
Contact Phone: 480-262-1746 
Contact Email:


SOS Day at the Legislature

  Survivors gather at the state legislature to hear the memorial read each year. We often carpool to Santa Fe.  This year it is February 2, 2024. For more information contact Romy Baca at a505-363-7530 or by email:


September 10th is Suicide Awareness Day

On September 10th, across the world, people will be lighting a candle in or near a window at 8 p.m. Lights will be shining around the world in memory of loved ones lost to suicide. Please light a candle in memory of your loved one.

The purpose of this day is to raise awareness around the globe that suicide can be prevented by: 
• Disseminating information: so people can better understand suicide.
• Improving education and training: so people will know the signs of suicide ideation.
• Decreasing stigmatization: so people suffering will feel free to seek the help they need, and so survivors can openly discuss their losses without fear of judgment.






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