A Long Term Suicide Loss Survivor Attends a Conference…Just for Her
“One’s deepest wounds integrated become one’s greatest power” are the first words I wrote in the lovely blue journal I received upon checking into the Our Journey Continues conference, an event organized by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. In a welcome speech, Mariette Hartley shared these words spoken by her good friend, former actress and current nun, Delores Hart. I got it. So did the 200 or so other people in the room. That is why we came.
This was my first experience as a conference attendee. The fact that it was the first one focused on long-‐term survivors of suicide loss gave it special significance as the culmination of a year of many personal firsts in my own journey.