Quote of the Week

As I see it, every day you do one of two things: build health or produce disease in yourself. — Adelle Davis

Quote of the Week

Health is not valued till sickness comes. — Dr. Thomas Fuller

National Suicide Survivors Day

Today is National Suicide Survivors Day. If you know someone who has struggled with suicide or has lost a loved one to suicide, please show them your love today or this coming week.

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention has a 90-minute webcast featuring a panel of mental health professionals and suicide survivors. Here's a bit of background:

What is National Survivors of Suicide Day?

National Survivors of Suicide Day was created by U.S. Senate resolution, through the efforts of Sen. Harry Reid of Nevada, who lost his father to suicide. Every year, AFSP sponsors an event to provide an opportunity for the survivor community to come together for support, healing, information and empowerment.

AFSP's National Survivors of Suicide Day links simultaneous survivor conferences throughout the country and internationally — each local conference site is organized independently, but they're all connected through a 90-minute broadcast. This unique network of healing conferences helps survivors connect with others who have survived the tragedy of suicide loss, and express and understand the powerful emotions they experience.

When is National Survivors of Suicide Day?

It's always the Saturday before Thanksgiving. The 11th annual conference will be held on Nov. 21, 2009. The broadcast runs from 1-2:30 p.m. EST. Some conference sites also choose to add local programming before and/or after the broadcast.

Quote of the Week

Never deprive someone of hope; it might be all they have. — H. Jackson Brown Jr.

Quote of the Week

Human beings, by changing the inner attitudes of their minds, can change the outer aspects of their lives. — William James

Quote of the Week

A strong positive mental attitude will create more miracles than any wonder drug. — Patricia Neal