Help, Hope for Suicide Survivors

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NorthBay Healthcare Hospice & Bereavement volunteer Holly Bell shares a video she made for Survivor's Day:  https://youtu.be/XIFEaJS3Gck

NorthBay Healthcare will host Solano County's Survivors Day Conference for loved ones left behind after suicide.

This year's event will be from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 18, at NorthBay's Green Valley Administration Center, 4500 Business Center Drive in Fairfield.

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention will facilitate similar conferences around the world on the same date - the Saturday before Thanksgiving.

"Survivors can feel shame and try to keep it under wraps," said Linda Pribble, NorthBay Bereavement coordinator. "People need to know that it is okay to speak up, so that healing can take place."

To register for Solano County's International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day event, visit www.survivorday.org, select California, and then Fairfield.

NorthBay Hospice & Bereavement hosts a free support group, which meets every other Monday from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Call (707) 646-3517 for more information.