International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day – Saturday Before Thanksgiving
In 1999, Senator Harry Reid introduced a resolution for a National Survivors of Suicide Day. Reid’s father had committed suicide in 1972. The day became known as Survivor Day. It was agreed upon that the day would always fall on the Saturday before Thanksgiving. This is due to the fact that the holidays are a very difficult time for suicide survivors. The whole world eventually embraced this event, which led to it being called International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day.