Healing After Suicide Conference

Event Details

Healing After Suicide Conference

Time: April 16, 2011 all day
Location: Portland, OR
Website or Map: http://www.afsp.org/index.cfm…
Event Type: suicide, suicide survivors, conference
Organized By: American Association of Suicidology and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
Latest Conversations: Mar 28, 2011

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Event Description

AAS/AFSP 23rd Healing After Suicide Conference

'Living Through the Legacy of Suicide: Hope and Healing for Those Bereaved'

Saturday, April 16 in Portland, OR

Join us at this powerful annual conference to meet with other survivors of suicide loss, support group facilitators and mental health professionals from around the country, and attend educational sessions led by experts in the field of suicide bereavement.

  • Survivors will come away with educational tools and resources to help with their journey of healing and transform their experience into action
  • Mental health professionals and other caregivers will gain increased understanding of the needs of survivors
  • Support group facilitators will learn how to better support their group members

Topics covered include:

  • Is Suicide the Result of a Diseased Brain?
  • Grief After Suicide: Where Should the Survivor Movement Be Headed?
  • Hearing From Teens and Young Adults: What They Can Teach Us About Ways to Support Them After a Suicide Death
  • Survivors in Action -- Suicide Prevention and Education Advocacy 101
  • Suicide Postvention in Schools
  • A Changed Bond: Messages From Those Who Have Died
  • In Treatment: When Clinicians and Families Meet


Pre-register by March 31 to save your spot. There are a limited number of discounted hotel rooms left.


Learn more (information about the conference starts on page 20).

Register online now. Fee: $135. Hotel room reduced rate: $169. Limited partial scholarships may be available. Application Deadline: March 31. See page 21 in the conference catalog for application and details.


Registration is being coordinated through AAS; if you have questions, please contact info@suicidology.org or (202) 237-2280.


Quilts Needed -- Whether or not you will be able to attend the conference in-person, we encourage you to display Lifekeeper Memory Quilts at the AAS Annual Conference and the AAS/AFSP Healing After Suicide Conference from April 13-16. This powerful display will reach hundreds of survivors, mental health professionals and researchers to show the faces and stories behind the statistics. Just fill out this short Quilt Display Form by March 31. It includes information on how to safely ship or deliver quilts in-person.

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