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Int’l Survivors of Suicide Loss Day observed in Berlin, Sat.

(Nov. 19, 2015) Each year, on the Saturday before Thanksgiving, tens of thousands of people who have lost loved ones to suicide, gather around the world to share their experiences and learn from the healing paths of others like themselves.
International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day will be observed on Saturday, Nov. 21, at Zenna Wellness Studio in Berlin, beginning at 12:30 p.m. with the screening of “Family Journey: Healing and Hope After a Suicide,” a documentary film created by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. The day will conclude with a communal meal of Thanksgiving, a discussion of the film and the fellowship of other survivors. There is no charge to attend. Potluck donations of appetizers and desserts are encouraged, but not required.  
“The Jesse Klump Memorial Fund has hosted International Survivors of Suicide Day since our suicide awareness and prevention program was founded in 2011,” said Fund President Kim Klump. “The films are compelling stories of how many, from diverse backgrounds, are weathering the loss of loved ones and how they are finding their way back to a life rich in meaning – a ‘new normal.’ The theme is Thanksgiving, practicing gratitude for the everyday things in life that bring us closer to healing.”
Zenna Wellness Studio is located at 10 South Main Street in Berlin.