Archive for Thursday, November 15, 2012

Event supports suicide survivors

November 15, 2012


Headquarters Counseling Center and First United Methodist Church will host an International Survivors of Suicide Day national broadcast and local panel on Saturday.

The event will run from 11:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 946 Vermont St.

The event will be focused on providing support for those who have lost a friend or loved one to suicide.

“It’s a chance to say, ‘This is something sad that happens but it doesn’t make anyone a bad person,’” Headquarters director Marcia Epstein said. “It’s OK for us to talk about this. By talking about this we help everyone in the room and we go out in the world and have those conversations as well.”

There will be a viewing of a national suicide survivors broadcast in which experts will talk about dealing with suicide. There will also be a local panel discussion after the broadcast and a candle lighting ceremony for those lost to suicide.

Anyone interested in attending is encouraged to send an RSVP to


jhawkinsf 1 year, 5 months ago

Bad form, LJW, in having the two comments removed. The first, while insensitive in the extreme, and deserving of hedshrinker's rebuke, was an expression of opinion and in no way violated the terms of this forum. Now had the first comment been directed at a specific incident of suicide, perhaps protecting the feeling of those friends and family might warrant such removal. But a comment, even an insensitive one, to the general nature of suicide, should have been allowed to stand. And hedshrinker's response was well thought out and instructive. It too should have been allowed to stand in sharp contrast to the insensitivity expressed by the first comment.

Though your comment was removed, hedshrinker, I thank you anyway for having posted it.


hedshrinker 1 year, 5 months ago

This comment was removed by the site staff for violation of the usage agreement.


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