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Teen Health 411
Teen Health 411

11th Annual National Survivors of Suicide Day

Every 16 minutes someone in the U.S. dies by suicide.
Every 17 minutes someone in the U.S. is left to make sense of it.

Today thousands of survivors of suicide loss from across the country will view a special broadcast to help them connect with others who have experienced the tragedy of suicide loss. National Survivors of Suicide Day was created in 1999 by a U.S. Senate Resolution. Every year since then, survivors have participated in the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention's (AFSP) National Survivors of Suicide day Conference in an effort to remember, heal, and become empowered. For many, this is the first time they have been able to share their grief and reach out for support.

There are several Bay Area conference sites listed below where you can watch a 90-minute healing broadcast.

This is a day for survivors of suicide loss, their family, friends, and clinicians who support them. Please invite others who are on this same journey to join you today.
Karen Carlson <>

Martha Mantei <>

San Francisco (UCSF)
Pamela Chu <>

San Francisco (Veterans Affairs Medical Center)
Thais Williams <>

Santa Rosa
Margo Requarth <>

Palo Alto
Holly Diamond <>

To register, please email the contact person for the site you would like to attend. Please include your name, address and phone

9:00 - 9:45 Registration Check-In
10:00 - 11:30 AFSP Broadcast

There is no fee to
attend. If you have questions please contact:

Valerie Kovacovich
, Northern California Area Director <>
Photo credit: m.gifford
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Dr. Brown is a developmental psychologist specializing in adolescent health.