Every year, survivors of suicide loss gather together in locations around the world to feel a sense of community, to promote healing, and to connect with others that have had similar experiences.

Each location welcomes survivors of suicide loss, providing a safe and healing space where everyone can comfortably participate in a way that is meaningful to them. Join with others to listen to a diverse panel of survivors discuss their losses, how they coped, and much more.

Come in person to experience the powerful sense of connection and community that is forged between survivors of suicide loss. You are not alone. Draw strength and meaning from your community and from your own experiences by showing up on Saturday, November 23rd. This day is for you.

Foundation 2’s event, located at the Marion Public Library, will feature local speaker Tom Capo. Reverend Capo is the minister of Peoples Church Unitarian Universalist in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Reverend Capo describes himself as a Unitarian Universalist, Buddhist, Humanist, and Theist. He believes that all existence, including the Divine, is in process. He was a psychotherapist for over 30 years before coming to the ministry.


Tom’s presentation is titled “A Personal, Professional and Spiritual Reflection on Being a Survivor.”  He will reflect on the loss of his cousin to a suicide death, his years of working with those who have lost a loved one to suicide and the spiritual toll that  being a survivor can take on a person.

This event is open to all adults who have lost a loved one to suicide.  To assist with coordinating lunches, we ask that you RSVP by calling the crisis center at (319) 362-2174, by emailing noehlert@foundation2.org or by mailing the completed registration form to Nancy Oehlert, Foundation 2, 1540 2nd Ave SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52403.  The registration form is part of the event brochure and is available via download through this link.


There is no charge for the conference but donations are gladly accepted

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