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Free Webinar: How to Support Someone Who’s Attempted Suicide

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Overcoming a suicide attempt can be challenging – both for the person who attempted and for those in the person’s life. We often struggle with stigma and fear of not knowing what to do or what to say.

In this 40 min session, you will learn some skills and tools to support someone in your personal or work life who has attempted suicide.

This session will cover:

  • Understanding suicide behavior
  • Communication skills when someone has attempted
  • How to support life/safety
  • Important aspects of an effective caregiver
  • Being part of a suicide-safer community – learn about resources and training available

Who is it for?

Anyone who wants to learn more about supporting someone who has previously attempted suicide.

Can’t attend live?

Registered attendees will have access to a recorded session for two weeks post live session.


Jessica Wolf Ortiz and Lu Ripley facilitate this session. Jessica is the current Bereavement Coordinator at the Crisis Centre of B.C., Registered Clinical Counsellor, and author of Overcoming Suicide Grief. The stories of those who stay. Lu Ripley is the Director of the Community Learning and Engagement program at the Crisis Centre of B.C. who brings a life promotion, whole community perspective to suicide prevention.

The Crisis Centre of BC is a non-profit charitable organization in Vancouver, B.C., Canada. To donate this free session, visit