This is the Insurgent Radio Kiosk for Friday, November 22nd
My name is Amy Schulz, and I’m a volunteer facilitator for the Survivors of Suicide support group in Madison, Wisconsin.
Have you lost a loved one to suicide? Unfortunately I have. I lost my brother Rob to suicide in 2002. This was a traumatic event in my life. My brother had symptoms of depression and difficulty sleeping, but I never anticipated that he would end his life.
Gratefully, I found several tools to help grieve and process his complicated death. One of the organizations that helped me on this Journey was the Survivors of Suicide support group, that is sponsored by Journey Mental Health. For the last twenty years, this international Survivors of Suicide Loss Day has held a program for survivors of a suicide loss. This day of hope and healing is held worldwide to create a sense of community by connecting with others who share similar experiences.
There will be events for survivors of suicide loss in cities throughout the world, including here in Madison, on Saturday, November 23rd, from 9 a.m. until 12 noon, at Journey Mental Health, 24 Kessel Court, lower level.
We know that grief can feel overwhelming, we also know suicide loss survivors who are left to grieve alone are at greater risk of suicide themselves. Attending support groups, like our survivors of suicide group, and attending a survivors of suicide loss day can be helpful in this journey towards healing.
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention is the place to register for this event, at afsp.org/survivorday, or call the local local survivors of suicide phone number at 608-280-2435 at Journey Mental Health.
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It’s This Weekend’s Action Calendar!
Is your computer or laptop slow, not working or seems to be infected by a virus? Free tech support will be available tomorrow, Saturday, November 23rd from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Hawthorne Library, 2707 East Washington Avenue. Volunteers from DANEnet will be available to teach repair skills, answer questions and offer technical advice. Phone 246-4548 for information.
Healthcare Navigators will provide free, in-person health insurance education and enrollment assistance tomorrow, Saturday, November 23rd from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Hawthorne Library, 2707 East Washington Avenue. For information, phone 261-1455.
The family-friendly Madison Mini-Maker Fair will be held on Sunday, November 24th, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center, One John Nolen Drive. Part science fair, part county fair, the Mini Maker Fair is an all ages gathering of tech enthusiasts, crafters, educators, tinkerers, hobbyists, engineers, artists and commercial exhibitors. The Maker Fair is a showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness. Tickets are $10.00 for adults and $5.00 for children to age 12. For information, visit madison.makerfaire.com.
The Insurgent Radio Kiosk is a four minute pre-recorded segment featuring a commentary and a calendar of daily events. Events must be low cost or non-profit and of interest to people in and around the WORT listening area. Please submit announcements at least ten days before the event at wortfm.org/announcements.
The Kiosk is available online at wortfm.org/kiosk.
This has been the Insurgent Radio Kiosk heard weekdays at 5:00, 6:30 and 9:00 AM and at 2:00 PM. I’m Greg Geboski.
Submit announcements at least ten days in advance of the event at wortfm.org/announcements.