American Foundation For Suicide Prevention 
Out of the Darkness Walk 

AFSP Walk _016
 Gary, Jeremy & Kathryn Ross 
Aunt Lori, Cousins Misty and Selah

On Saturday, September 24th the Orange County community came together for the 2016 Out of the Darkness Community Walk. The event drew over 1,000 walkers and raised more than $96,000! These funds will support local and national programs to save lives and provide hope to those impacted by suicide.  
Changing the Pain 
Into an Opportunity
Jessica Van der Stad
Jessica Van der Stad
AFSP Area Director
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Life Journeys
Reclaiming Life after Loss

International Survivors of
Suicide Loss Day
November 19, 2016
Survivor Day is the one day a year when people affected by suicide loss gather around the world at events in their local communities to find comfort and gain understanding as they share stories of healing and hope.

All gatherings will include a screening of
  
Life Journeys: Reclaiming 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 is specific to each event and may include presentations by loss survivors and mental health professionals, as well as small group discussions that bring together people who have experienced similar losses.
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SOS event near you


Hope
lil' Gary's Legacy will have a resource table at t he largest SOS gathering in    
SO  CAL hosted by Saddleback Church.


Kay Warre n, Co-Founder of Saddleback Ch u rch and s urv i vor of suicide loss, will speak  along with presenters from the AFSP   Orang e  County Chapter.
In remembrance, there will be a button-making machine to make a button from one of your favorite photos of your loved one. Bring your chosen 4 x 6 photo with you.
Reaching out can change your life!
Registration begins at 8 AM
The event starts at 9am - 12:30pm
This event is free however, if you are 
planning to attend. please register at:


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GriefShare is a network of thousands of grief recovery support groups meeting around the world. GriefShare is a program with direction and purpose. 

With GriefShare you will learn how to walk
the journey of grief and be supported on the way. It is a place where hurting people find healing and hope.
 
To find a group near you go to