Surviving After Suicide Conference

 

14th Annual Survivors of Suicide Loss Day of Healing

was held on NOVEMBER 17, 2012 at the

Cleveland Clinic - Jagelman Conference Center 2950 Cleveland Clinic Blvd. Weston, FL  33331

  EVERY 14.2 MINUTES SOMEONE DIES BY SUICIDE and every 38 seconds someone attempts SUICIDE IN THE UNITED STATES. EACH YEAR OVER 36,000 PEOPLE DIE BY SUICIDE LEAVING BEHIND HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF CHILDREN, WIVES, HUSBANDS, PARENTS, SIBLINGS, GRANDPARENTS, FRIENDS, SCHOOLMATES AND CO-WORKERS TO SURVIVE THIS TRAGIC LOSS. THIS CONFERENCE IS DESIGNED TO HELP SURVIVORS OF SUICIDE EXPRESS AND UNDERSTAND THE TROUBLING AND POWERFUL GRIEF, STIGMA, PAIN AND GUILT THEY EXPERIENCE.  THIS YEARLY CONFERENCE IS TO EDUCATE FAMILY MEMBERS AND FRIENDS ABOUT HOW TO HELP SURVIVORS HEAL.  AGAIN THIS YEAR A PORTION OF THE PROGRAM WILL BE A TELECONFERENCE TO CITIES ACROSS THE COUNTRY WHERE SURVIVORS ATTENDING SIMILAR CONFERENCES WILL JOIN TOGETHER TO PROMOTE PERSONAL HEALING AND SUICIDE PREVENTION.   THE TELECONFERENCE IS PRODUCED BY AFSP IN NEW YORK, AND WILL FEATURE A PANEL OF SURVIVORS   THIS WAS THE SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES
  • 9:30-10:00 A.M.  Registration & Continental Breakfast
  • 10:00-10:10 A.M.  Opening Remarks, HARRY ROSEN, FISP President
  • 10:10-10:20 A.M.  Welcome Remark,JACKIE ROSEN, FISP Executive Director/CEO, KEYNOTE SPEAKERS
  • 10:20-11:15 A.M   Dr. Michelle Channing, FISP Advisory Board Member, Licensed Clinical Psychologist Dr. Elizabeth Kortlander, FISP Advisory Board Member,  Licensed Clinical Psychologist
  • 11:15-11:45 A.M.  REV. BOB SANDS, FISP Advisory Board Member, Certified Grief Recovery Specialist
  • 11:45-12:15 P.M. Judge Ginger Lerner Wren, FISP AdvisoryBoard Member  - Broward Mental Health Court
  • 12:15-1:00 PM  LUNCH BREAK
  • 1:00- 1:30 P.M. Howard Cohen., Therapist, FISP Support Group leader and Sunshine Club Facilitator
  • 1:30-3:00 P.M.  AFSP Surviving Suicide Loss, 2012 Broadcast Speakers and Panelists
  • 3:00-3:15 P.M.  BREAK
  • 3:15-4:00 P.M.  Breakout into Survivor Support Groups
  • Balloon Lift
  •  CLOSING CEREMONY Healing Words -An Inspirational Expression of Healing Reading from  - *The Butterfly On My Shoulder*, book by Jackie Rosen, FISP Executive Director/CEO