Ride to Silence the Stigma

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American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Greater KC Chapter

Kansas City VRA 1-44 & Shawnee Cycle Plaza, First Annual

Ride to Silence the Stigma

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Ride in MEMORY of a loved one lost to suicide, Ride in HOPE for those living with depression, Ride in SUPPORT of survivors of suicide loss and those who struggle daily with depression…

Event Details

Where: Shawnee Cycle Plaza, 13020 Shawnee Mission Parkway, Shawnee, KS 66216

 

Starts: 06/22/2013 @ 8:45 am Ends: 2:30 pm

Check-in Time: 8:45 am to 10:15 am

Kickstands up at 10:30 am

Online Registration Cutoff: 06/21/2013 12:00 pm

Donation Cutoff: 06/30/2013 12:00 pm

Contact: Caroline Allen Phone: 816-590-6058

E-mail Address: bikeride@afspkc.com

REGISTER TO RIDE AT:  www.kansascityrtss.weebly.com/

$25.00 per Rider

$25.00 per Passenger

No registration fee for participants, but feel free to fundraise on behalf of AFSP!

Join us for the Ride, RAFFLE PRIZES (must be present to win, raffle drawing at 2:45), and a day filled with FUN!

For additional information, please contact Caroline Allen at

carolineallen@afspkc.com or 816-590-6058

or Michael Oldfield at 913-269-5722

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UMKC Campus Walk for Suicide – AFSP

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April 20th – 2013 (Tentative)

To host a Campus Walk in your school, email:

Barb Nelson at barbnelson@afspkc.com

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Out of Darkness Overnight Walk

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Out of the Darkness Overnight Walk Returns to Nation’s Capital on June 1

Walk together with thousands of people in Washington, DC, to raise national awareness about depression and suicide, and raise funds for AFSP’s vital research and education programs that will help save lives. Join the Movement -

http://theovernight.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donordrive.event&eventID=505

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Community Support Groups – Winter 2013

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NAMI-KC_Support_Group Winter 2013

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Out of Darkness Community Walk for Suicide

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NAMI-KC Summer 2012 Newsletter Out of Darkness Walk (Suicide) Flyer

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World Suicide Prevention Day – September 10, 2012

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Whether you are of this faith is not important — just the message of worth for everyone out there.

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Out of Darkness Community Walk 2012

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Out of Darkness Community Walk

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Parents Advice on Depression and Suicide

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Parents Advice on Depression and Suicide

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AUTHOR UNKNOWN: PENNIES FROM HEAVEN

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Here’s a little story that makes us smile…

 

A Penny For You

I found a penny today just laying on the ground.

But it’s not just a penny, this little coin I’ve found.

Found pennies come from heaven,

that’s what my Grandpa told me.

Grandpa said, “Angels always toss them down.”

Oh, how I loved that story.

He said, “When an Angel misses you, they toss a penny down…

Sometimes just to cheer you up,

and make a smile out of your frown.”

So don’t pass by that penny when you’re feeling blue.

It may be a penny from heaven,

that an Angel’s tossed to you.

–Author unknown

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The Suicide Survivor’s Bill of Rights

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I have the right to be free of guilt.

I have the right not to feel responsible for the suicide death.

I have the right to express my feelings and emotions, even if they

do not seem acceptable, as long as they do not interfere with

the rights of others.

I have the right to have my questions answered honestly by

authorities and family members.

I have the right not to be deceived because others feel they can

spare me further grief.

I have the right to maintain a sense of hopefulness.

I have the right to peace and dignity.

I have the right to positive feelings about one I lost through

suicide, regardless of events prior to or at the time of the

untimely death.

I have the right to retain my individuality and not be judged

because of the suicide death.

I have the right to seek counseling and support groups to enable

me to explore my feelings honestly to further the acceptance

process.

I have the right to reach acceptance.

I have the right to a new beginning. I have the right to be.

 Reprinted by permission of JoAnn Mecca, Center for Inner Growth and Wholeness,

123B Wolcott Hill Road, Wethersfield CT. ©1984 JoAnne Mecca. All rights reserved.

 

Survivors of Suicide Support Groups

Meets on the first Tues. of the month

7PM

 Center Point Hospital – Lower level next to cafeteria

19600 East 39th Street

Independence, MO 64057

Facilitator: Robin Minzes

(816) 373-8479

Contact Info: Sheila Osborn

(816) 931-0030

 Meets the 3rd Thursday of each month at 6:30pm

 North Kansas City Hospital

Pavilion Entrance

2800 Clay Edwards Drive

North Kansas City, MO 64116

Facilitator: Celina Affolter

816) 686-4962

 Meets the 3rd Monday of each month

6:30pm

 Pathways

407 Laurus Dr.

Raymore MO 64083

Facilitator: Barbara Kuchta

(816) 318-4430

 Meets the second Thursday of the month

6:30pm

 Wyatt Park Christian Church

2623 Mitchell Avenue

St Joseph, MO 64507

Facilitator: Reverend Scott Killgore

(816) 232-3374

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