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The Nevada Chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention will host a Survivor Day event Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at City Hall in Las Vegas.
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.
In 1993, Henderson resident Linda Flatt looked for a support group to help her deal with her son’s suicide. She didn’t find one. “I went to a general grief group, and I felt completely out of place,” she said. “I was in there with people that had lost their (spouses) after 60 years of marriage, and my kid had ended his life on purpose.”
After suffering a suicide loss, Valery Keener didn't know how to help herself or her family. Less than two years later, she provided suicide awareness and prevention education to the students, faculty and staff at Explore Knowledge Academy. Click below to watch her story through her 2017 Senior Presentation.