12.31 SAVE Launches Initiative to Help People Bereaved by Suicide
In 2010, SAVE (Suicide Awareness Voices of Education) sponsored the first Survivor and Bereavement Leadership Summit in Minneapolis, bringing together 20 of the nation’s leading suicide survivors and experts to help SAVE align its goals with the needs and interests of people bereaved by suicide. Participants discussed existing systems and resources, and work groups were formed to look at the needs of survivors at various time periods and states of grief. Priority areas for future work and research in suicide grief and bereavement included: an online news magazine for professionals and volunteers; national distribution of SAVE resources on coping with grief and loss; and exploring partnerships with suicide bereavement support groups nationally.
To view a newsletter article about the Leadership Summit, go to save.org and choose News and events/newsletter/Winter 2010