About Hope Starts Here

The Saturday before Thanksgiving is recognized as “International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day.” This day brings together loved ones who have experienced a loss to suicide and offer connection, understanding, and hope through their shared experience.

We are pleased to announce Frank Campbell, Ph.D., LCSW, C.T., a national known expert on suicide grief as this year’s keynote speaker. Dr. Campbell has served as the Executive Director
Emeritus of the Baton Rouge Crisis Intervention Center, where he founded the National Suicidology Training Center (NSTC). During his more than 35 years of working with those bereaved by suicide, he introduced his Active Postvention Model (APM) in 1997. It is most commonly known as the LOSS Team (Local Outreach to Suicide Survivors). He is a past-president of the American Association of Suicidology and a recipient of both national and international awards for his contributions.

Hope Starts Here is made possible in part from our annual Walk for Hope...Depression and Suicide Awareness event.

Hope Starts Here is held annually on International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day (recognized the Saturday before Thanksgiving). It is a day for family and friends who have experienced a loss to suicide.

Our  local event is here to care for you. This year's event will be on Saturday, November 20, 2021 at Bavarian Inn Lodge. It includes welcome food, lunch, and guest speakers.

Room Block

We have a block of rooms reserved at the Bavarian Inn Lodge for our survivors. Contact their reservation department at 855-652-7200 and mention Hope Starts Here to get a discounted room rate!

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