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'Survivors' of Suicide Gather in Sidney

About 20 years ago, Sen. Harry Reid introduced a resolution to the U.S. Senate leading to the creation of International Survivors of Suicide Day. He also had lost his father to suicide.

The commemoration is also known as Survivor Day. It was schedule for the Saturday before Thanksgiving acknowledging that holidays can be difficult for suicide loss survivors.

On Saturday, Nov. 23, Sidney had its own Survivor Day, held at Karuna Counseling. Of the few who were present, each had their own experiences: the middle-age son who ended his life away from his mother, the mother who was not allowed to be...


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