TU joins eighth-annual National Survivors of Suicide Day
100 Conference Sites Participate Nationwide
TOWSON, Md. (Nov. 15, 2006)— On Saturday, Nov. 18, Towson University will be among 100 conference sites participating in National Survivors of Suicide Day teleconference to help survivors of suicide loss. The teleconference will be held in Linthicum Hall, Room 0200 from 12:30–3 p.m.
It is estimated approximately 30,000 people die by suicide every year, and each one of them leaves behind loved ones and friends. For some survivors, National Survivors of Suicide Day is the first time they will share their grief, reach out for support, and support others.
National Survivors of Suicide Day is sponsored by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP). The eighth annual program is broadcast live from New York and features a panel comprised of survivors and medical experts. National Survivors of Suicide Day helps survivors express and understand the powerful emotions they experience and connect with other survivors in their local community and online in an empowering, supportive, and healing environment. The program is available online at www.afsp.org and will be archived for one year.