SENATE MEMORIAL 46
54th legislature - STATE OF NEW MEXICO - first session, 2019
Richard C. Martinez
DECLARING FEBRUARY 5, 2019 "SURVIVORS OF SUICIDE DAY" IN THE SENATE.
WHEREAS, survivors of suicide are nonprofit support groups that serve the needs of people suffering the loss of a loved one by suicide; and
WHEREAS, survivors of suicide hold two to four meetings a month in Albuquerque, Santa Fe and Las Cruces; and
WHEREAS, survivors of suicide meetings are attended by both recent and long-time survivors, who benefit from the sharing of experiences and approaches to the loss through suicide; and
WHEREAS, meetings are also frequently attended by mental health professionals who offer various perspectives on unexpected death, grief and bereavement, guilt, responsibility and mourning; and
WHEREAS, survivors of suicide volunteers are dedicated to providing information and support to assist in the grieving and healing process;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE SENATE OF THE STATE OF NEW MEXICO that February 5, 2019 be declared "Survivors of Suicide Day" in the senate; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a copy of this memorial be transmitted to survivors of suicide.
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