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Ronnie Walker, Founder of Alliance of Hope, Speaks About the Survivor Grief Journey

We are proud of our founder, Ronnie Walker, who was recognized by the American Association of Suicidology (AAS) for her dedication to helping loss survivors. On April 25, 2020, Ronnie received the “Loss Survivor Award” at the 32nd Annual Healing after Suicide Loss Conference. Here are her remarks.

This award has been given since 1995 to acknowledge ways in which survivors of suicide transform the trauma of their loss into suicide prevention efforts and/or survivor support. It is intended to recognize significant accomplishments of an individual involved with suicide prevention, intervention and/or postvention advocacy.

Ronnie lost her stepson to suicide in 1995, and founded the Alliance of Hope in 2008, with a mission of providing healing support to other loss survivors. Today the Alliance of Hope is a comprehensive resource for survivors and the professionals who serve them, and many call it a lifeline. Thank you, Ronnie for your service to survivors!