Back in August, Mix106 joined dozens of Boise families in the Treasure Valley's Out of the Darkness walk - helping to raise awareness for suicide prevention. I have a few friends who over the past year have lost loved ones to suicide and have seen the survivors struggle with dealing with mental health issues, the emptiness and helplessness of being left behind. This gathering is for those people and their families

This Saturday, November 18th is Survivor Day - a day set aside for those affected by suicide loss to gain understanding and find comfort as they share stories of healing and hope. Last year there were over 350 Survivor Day events in 18 countries around the world.  

This year The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention's Idaho Chapter is hosting a local Survivor Day event at the Boise Public Library on Capitol Blvd. Those in attendance will be able to view "The Journey: A Story of Healing an Hope" - a compelling documentary about the suicide loss experience. 

 

The Survivor Day event will be held from 10am-4pm in the William F. Hayes Memorial Auditorium on the library's first floor. Registration is required as space is limited.