The 11th-Annual National Survivors of Suicide Day is Nov. 21, and two area locations will mark that day by hosting programs for those who have lost loved ones to suicide.
Canandaigua’s Crosswinds Wesleyan Church and the University of Rochester’s School of Medicine and Dentistry each will host the programs, which are organized by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and are intended to provide healing and empowerment for people whose lives have been touched by suicide. Participants at each location will be able to take part in a nationwide Web conference.
The program at Crosswinds Wesleyan Church, which is located at 3360 Middle Cheshire Road, will begin at noon and end at 3 p.m. The program at the University of Rochester will run from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m., and a support group will meet there from 3 to 4 p.m.
The programs are free, and complementary refreshments will be provided at each site.
For more information or to register for the event, contact Renae Carapella at 585-202-2783 or e-mail her at Rcarapella@afsp.org. To learn more about the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and the Annual National Survivors of Suicide Day, visit www.afsp.org.