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Rochester Takes Part in Annual National Suicide Survivors Day

Thursday, November 03, 2005

The University of Rochester Medical Center is among 100 conference sites participating in National Survivors of Suicide Day on Saturday, Nov. 19.

The event, which is sponsored by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, helps survivors of suicide loss to connect with other survivors.

The seventh annual program will be broadcast live from New York City. It features a panel comprised of survivors and medical experts, including John R. Jordan, Ph.D., founder of Boston’s Family Loss Project and Gretchen L. Haas, Ph.D., associate professor of psychiatry at the Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in Pittsburgh.

Staff from the University of Rochester’s Center for the Study and Prevention of Suicide will attend the local program, which begins at noon. The event is free.

The Rochester program will be held in Adolph Auditorium (Room 1-7619) in the Medical Center, 601 Elmwood Ave. Parking will be available at the Arthur Kornberg Medical Research Building at the Medical Center.

Those who want to attend the program can call 275-8990 for more information.

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