SOS Day at the Legislature:
February 2nd has been designated Survivors of Suicide Day in NM. Survivors gather at the state legislature to hear the memorial read each year. We often carpool to Santa Fe.
International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day:
Each year, on the Saturday before Thanksgiving ( Saturday, November 23, 2019) 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. At the Center for Spiritual Living, 2801 Louisiana NE, ABQ.NM 87110. 11:00 am until 4:00 pm. Bring a photo of your loved one to place at the table. More info: Autumn, firstname.lastname@example.org 1-505-220-6292
Out of the Darkness Walk:
2019 Walk Saturday, Sept. 14, will be held at the New Mexico Veterans Memorial (1100 Louisiana Blvd SE - Albuquerque NM 87108) Check-in: 8 am, walk at 9:30 am. It can be healing to join with others in this tangible way. Register today! More information: Bee Chavez,
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.