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Dozens show support for International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day

Posted at 2:34 PM, Nov 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-23 18:40:01-05

COLORADO SPRINGS — Saturday marks International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day. In Colorado Springs, dozens of family and friends of those who have died by suicide gathered to learn about ways to cope and grieve.

The workshop put on by Heartbeat Colorado, a non-profit group dedicated to helping families when it comes to suicide loss, they hope to raise awareness and help those who are going through the unimaginable.

Organizers of the event say more and more often, young adults are dying by suicide locally and they hope to provide a safe space for family and friends to grieve.

"I can tell you that it's a group that nobody wants to join, but it does help to be there for other people who are going through similar losses," said Lucrecia Sjoerdsma, who lost her daughter to suicide nearly four years ago, "for a lot of survivors it has to deal with regret or guilt that they might feel."

If you'd like more information about Colorado Heartbeat, click the following link: Survivors of Suicide Support.