The History of Survivors of Suicide Loss Day

In 1999, Senator Harry Reid, who lost his father to suicide, introduced a resolution to the United States Senate which led to the creation of International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day. Also known as Survivor Day, the day was designated by the United States Congress as a day on which those affected by suicide can join together for healing and support. It was determined that Survivor Day would always fall on the Saturday before American Thanksgiving, as the holidays are often a difficult time for suicide loss survivors.

Our Event

Parkwest Medical Center, Peninsula, and the Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network are hosting the 2020 Survivors of Suicide Loss Day online.

Due to COVID-19 and the social gathering restrictions in place, we hope you’ll join us in our observance of Survivors of Suicide Loss Day online. We invited several survivors to share their stories, honor their loved ones, and tell us about their journey.

The Date

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Saturday, November 21, 2020 – All day

Who Should Attend Survivor’s Day

This celebration is intended for anyone who has lost a loved one to suicide.


Online! The comfort of your own home. Click here to view the videos.