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FGCU College of Professional Studies Division of Social Work Participates in Ninth Annual National Survivors of Suicide Day Sponsored by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

WHO Florida Gulf Coast University College of Professional Studies Division of Social Work, for the public

WHAT "Ninth Annual National Survivors of Suicide Day" Florida Gulf Coast University is among 100 conference sites participating in National Survivors of Suicide Day, sponsored by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. The ninth annual program is broadcast from New York and features a panel comprised of survivors and medical experts. The day allows survivors of suicide loss to connect with other survivors in their local community and online in an empowering and healing environment. The program is available online at and will be archived for one year.

WHEN Saturday, Nov. 17
11 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. (Registration)
11:15 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Program)

WHERE Student Union 214

WHY It is estimated that each year, 30,000 people die by suicide, and every one of them leaves behind loved ones and friends. For some survivors, National Survivors of Suicide Day is the first time they will share their grief, reach out for support and support others. To learn more, visit

CONTACT Teresa Tate at (239) 541-1151 or; or Carmen G. Perez at (239) 590-7828 or

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