First Assembly of God, located at 3125 N. Summit St., will be host to a seminar for survivors of suicide loss on Nov. 19.
The program will feature speakers from the Arkansas City community who have experienced loss.
From 2 to 4 p.m., the church will open its doors to anyone who wishes to attend the seminar. Registration is not required, but it is appreciated.
Those who would like to attend or have questions may contact Donna Kunkel at (620) 660-1950 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP), the nation’s largest suicide prevention organization, is involved in Saturday’s event.
Survivor Day allows people affected by suicide loss to gather around the world at events in their local communities to find comfort and gain understanding. Learn more at www.afsp.org/find-support/ive-lost-someone/survivor-day.
All Survivor Day gatherings will include a screening of “Life Journeys: Reclaiming Your Life After Loss,” a new AFSP-produced Survivor Day documentary that traces the grief and healing journey that follows a suicide loss over time.
Additional programming, specific to each event, might include presentations by loss survivors and mental health professionals, as well as small group discussions.
The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention is dedicated to saving lives and bringing hope to those affected by suicide.
AFSP creates a culture that’s smart about mental health through education and community programs, develops suicide prevention through research and advocacy, and provides support for those affected by suicide.
Led by chief executive officer Robert Gebbia and headquartered in New York, with a public policy office in Washington, D.C., AFSP has local chapters in all 50 states, with programs and events nationwide.