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Date: 11/1/2017 12:14:11 PM

PSW News - November 2017 Edition

In this issue

Survivors of Suicide Loss Day

New Suicide Loss Support Group

2018 PSW Conference - Call for Presentations & Lived Experience Panel

Affordable Care Act Open Enrollment


International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day is November 18, 2017

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.

This year, all gatherings will include a screening of The Journey: A Story of Healing and Hope, an AFSP-produced documentary about the suicide loss experience, as well the new follow-up featurette, The Journey Revisited, in which six of the original Journey participants gather three years later to reflect on how their grief and healing journey is evolving. Watch the trailer >

afsp_isosld_logo.pngInterested in attending a Survivor Day event?

Use the search box on this page to find an event in your area. Milwaukee event flyer >

Unable to attend or don't have an event near you?

On November 18, 2017, at 3:30 p.m. CT, AFSP will host a 90-minute online program for those who aren’t able to attend a Survivor Day event in person. Please check back to the AFSP website for more details, as well as instructions on how you can watch the program.

New Suicide Loss Support Group in Madison

Spoons for Survivors is a support and discussion group for suicide loss survivors who "don't look sick" but whose experiences with mental or chronic illness have affected the way we process our loved ones' completed suicides. The group meets on the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month at 6pm. Learn more >

Find other grief support groups around the state for family members and friends who have lost of a loved one to suicide. Scroll down to the "Getting Connected" section on this page and download the "Suicide loss survivor support groups in Wisconsin"Excel file.

Seeking Applications for Breakout Sessions and a Panel on Lived Experience for the 2018 PSW Conference

Call for Presentations: Prevent Suicide Wisconsin and the Conference Planning Committee are accepting proposals for 75-minute workshops for the 2018 suicide prevention conference which will take place at the Kalahari Convention Center, Wisconsin Dells, on April 13th, 2018. Proposals that align with our track objectives and demonstrate evidenced-based practices, include resilience principles and practices, enhance practical skills, support recovery, as well as those that energize people are invited to apply. Session proposal deadline: December 8, 2017. Learn more >

Lived Experience Panel: MHA, on behalf of the PSW Steering Committee and its conference planning sub-committee, is seeking individuals who have lived experience of suicidality who would be interested in sharing their stories at the PSW annual conference on April 13, 2018. We envision this being done at a plenary session (for all conference attendees), although the exact format is yet to be determined. Inclusion of the voices of those with lived experience is a high priority for the planning sub-committee. We may also ask individuals responding to this request if they are interested in being part of breakout sessions. Application deadline: December 8, 2017. Learn more >

 Affordable Care Act (ACA) Open Enrollment - Nov. 1 to Dec. 15, 2017

gac_poster-jpg.jpgIt’s more important than ever to get the word out about open enrollment this year, which runs from November 1st to December 15th. Make sure you, your family, your friends, and those you serve know about the deadline and the importance of getting health insurance through HealthCare.gov. Download fact sheets, flyers, social media graphics and more from Get America Covered. Find local help >

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