Events

Sat, 10/22/2016 - 2:00pm

Columbus Out of the Darkness Community Walk

For more information click HERE

Sun, 09/25/2016 - 4:00pm

Augusta Out of the Darkness Community Walk

for more information click HERE

Sat, 09/17/2016 - 10:00am

Savannah Out of the Darkness Community Walk

For more information click HERE

Sat, 09/17/2016 - 9:00am

Warner Robins Out of the Darkness Community Walk

For more information click HERE

Sat, 09/17/2016 - 8:30am

4th Annual Brandon's Key Hits For Life

Memorial Softball Tournament and Family Day

at Meade Memorial Park 

GA Route 74 at Rockway Road

Peachtree City, GA

For more information click HERE

Sat, 09/10/2016 - 8:00pm

Virtual Candlelight Vigil

For more information click HERE

Sat, 09/10/2016 - 5:30pm

The Will to Live Foundation presents:

6th Annual Teen Music Festival - Willstock 2016

Northview Highschool, Johns Creek, GA

5:30pm - 10pm

For more information on this event and the Will to Live Foundation, click HERE

 

Sat, 09/10/2016 - 3:00pm

46 Climbs for Suicide Prevention - Team Georgia

For more info click HERE

Sat, 09/10/2016 - 10:00am

Out of the Darkness Community Walk - Dalton

For more information click HERE

Sat, 09/10/2016 - 9:00am

Family Connection of Gordon County presents: CHALK IT UP!

9am - 12pm at BB&T Park in Downtown Calhoun, Ga

For more information, contact the Family Connection of Gordon County HERE

Sat, 09/10/2016 - 9:00am

Coweta County Suicide Awareness and Prevention Walk - Hosted by SPAN GA

at Newnan Utilities - Carl Miller Park - Newnan GA

For more information and to register now, click HERE

Wed, 09/07/2016 - 3:00pm

From 3 to 5 in Barnesville, Ga at Gordon State University

for more information contact Sheri, HERE

Sun, 09/04/2016 - 3:00pm

SPAN-GA presents: Suicide Prevention Series for Teens and Parents (open to the general public)

at the Post Road Library in Cumming, Ga from 3pm to 5:30pm

This presentation takes a serious look at suicide regarding prevention, intervention, and support following a loss. Sheri McGuinness, President of Suicide Prevention Action Network, Georgia will share information about:
  • Understanding prevention
  • Knowing what to do when a friend or family member is in trouble
  • How to support someone affected by a loss
  • Wellness and self car

For more information, click HERE

Sat, 09/03/2016 - 1:00pm

SPAN-GA presents: Suicide Prevention Series for Teens and Parents (and open to the general public)

at Hampton Park Library in Cumming, Ga at 1pm

This presentation takes a serious look at suicide regarding prevention, intervention, and support following a loss. Sheri McGuinness, President of Suicide Prevention Action Network, Georgia will share information about:
  • Understanding prevention
  • Knowing what to do when a friend or family member is in trouble
  • How to support someone affected by a loss
  • Wellness and self care

for more information click HERE

Fri, 04/29/2016 - 5:30pm

CAMP SOS

April 29, 30, and May 1 2016 

at Camp Twin Lakes - Will-A-Way

Camp SOS is a family weekend camp for families that have lost a loved one to suicide.  Families are defined by who is "family" for you.  There have been attendees from 6 to 96 years old and from all over the state of Georgia.  Camp is held in the Spring, at Camp Twin Lake’s - Will-a-Way, in Ft. Yargo State Park, Winder, GA.

A loss by suicide forever changes lives, but having access to tools that support the journey can help.  Camp SOS gives survivors support to help them travel this journey ina safe environment.

Every suicide leaves an average of six survivors.  There are few resources to help these children, teens, and their families cope with the traumatic grief and loss.  This resources can make a huge difference by giving them:

  • Access to a "neutral, safe space" to have fun together in a place where it's OK to express grief.
  • Support from trained facilitators and volunteers (many of whom are survivors) who help campers listen, play, and talk through their feelings.
  • An opportunity to explore their grief and find new ways to interact and cope as a family.  

Activities include:

  • Field Sports
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Ropes Course
  • Paddle Boats, Canoeing and Kayaking
  • Family Activities
  • Musc
  • Breakout activities by age
  • and much more!

Each family has their own area in a shared/partitioned cabin.  Attendance is limited to 30 families.  This program has been developed with fun family oriented activities as well as helping and healing activities to support the grief of all members of the families.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON CAMP SOS 2016 - VISIT THE OFFICIAL WEBSITE HERE

OR TO BEGIN THE REGISTRATION PROCESS - CLICK HERE

Sat, 04/09/2016 - 9:00am

Out of the Darkness Campus Walk - at Pickens County High School

For more information or to register now, click HERE

Sat, 03/12/2016 - 9:00am

 

Research to Practice: Suicide Prevention for LGBT Communities

at Emory University School of Medicine

The Conference on LGBTQ Suicide Risk and Prevention is a full-day conference sponsored by the Georgia AFSP Chapter. The goal is to raise awareness about LGBTQ suicide risk, bring research findings to the attention of professionals and the public, and explore strategies for LGBTQ suicide prevention in local communities. The agenda includes plenary and breakout sessions that feature national experts on LGBTQ mental health and suicide risk and will be focused on making mental health, suicide prevention, and education an LGBTQ community priority. 
Conference Goals
• Disseminate accurate information about suicide and related mental health risks for LGBTQ adolescents and adults
• Foster relationships between LGBTQ services, suicide prevention professionals and mainstream mental health providers and schools to increase cross-training and understanding of specific suicide risks, protective factors and support needs for LGBTQ adolescents and adults
• Increase community capacity to provide effective LGBTQ suicide prevention services

DATE: Saturday, March 12, 2016
TIME: 9:00am - 5:00pm
LOCATION: Emory University School of Medicine, 1648 Pierce Dr NE, Atlanta, GA 30307
ONLINE REGISTRATION REQUIRED: $75 ($35 for students)

For more information and to register now, click HERE

Thu, 02/18/2016 - 8:00am

Suicide Prevention Day at the Capitol

An opportunity to share your voice with our state legilslators to let them know why suicide prevention is so important in our community. Every voice matters.

For more information visit span-ga.org

Sat, 01/30/2016 - 8:00am

Where There's A Will, There's A Way - 5k Fun Run 2016

Held at Shakerag Park / River Trail Middle School in Johns Creek, GA

For more information or to register now, click HERE

Fri, 01/29/2016 - 8:00am

safeTALK is a training that prepares anyone over the age of 15 to identify persons with thoughts of suicide and connect them to suicide first aid resources. Most people with thoughts of suicide invite help to stay safe. Alert helpers know how to use these opportunities to support that desire for safety. As a safeTALK-trained suicide alert helper, you will be better able to:
•Move beyond common tendencies to miss, dismiss or avoid suicide;
•Identify people who have thoughts of suicide;
•Apply the TALK steps (Tell, Ask, Listen and KeepSafe) to connect a person with suicide thoughts to suicide first aid, intervention caregivers.

Date: Friday January 29, 2016
Time: 8:30am - 11:30am (Please arrive early, check-in begins at 8am)
Location: The Clinic for Education, Treatment and Prevention of Addiction, Inc. (CETPA) 
4650 Jimmy Carter Blvd, #113
Norcross, GA 30093

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