Together We Give Hope

Suicide Grief Support

PROGRAMMING TO SUPPORT BEREAVED

 

Suicide loss involves a unique grieving process that requires a particular set of resources to help those bereaved. At the Crisis Centre, we are working towards creating a community of those who have had the difficult experience of losing someone to suicide. Connection and education are part of our means to respond to your needs.

contact info:

bereavement@crisiscentre.bc.ca

 

This program is driven by individuals who have experienced first hand
the loss of a loved one to suicide. They volunteer their time as part
of a Bereavement Advisory Committee.

What is Suicide Bereavement?

Upcoming Events

As part of our Bereavement Programming, we will be hosting these events.

 

A Gathering for Connection and Learning

For Suicide Loss Survivors

Wednesday May 25 from

7pm-8:30pm

Via Zoom

To Register: http://eventbrite.ca/e/gathering-for-connecting-learning-for-suicide-loss-survivors-tickets-329251749847

 


An Expressive Art Workshop

Saturday June 11

10am-12pm

In Person

To reserve a spot email: cle-zoom@crisiscentre.bc.ca

 

 

 

Suicide Grief Support Group

“Support groups can offer tremendous comfort and safety in knowing we are not alone. The knowledge that there are others who have some understanding of what we have been through can help us heal and move forward in our grief journey” 

Jude Platzer

The BC Bereavement Helpline and the Crisis Centre host a grief support group for those bereaved by suicide. Being with others who have experienced a similar loss helps reduce isolation, increase coping skills, and create long-term networks of support. This group is led by two skilled, experienced and caring facilitators.

 

Upcoming Support Group

Spring 2022

Afternoon Session

Dates: April 28- June 16

Time:  12:30-2:30 pm PST

Location: Via Zoom videoconferencing

Facilitators: Debra Wolinsky RCC and Suicide Bereaved & Pam Bilusack, Suicide Bereaved

 

Evening Session

Dates: April 12- May 31

Time: 6:30-8:30 pm PST

Location: Via Zoom videoconferencing

Facilitators:  Jessica Wolf Ortiz RCC and Suicide Bereaved & Jude Platzer Suicide Bereaved

 

To Register:  contact [at] bcbh [dot] ca or call 604-738-9950.

Our groups fill out often, please contact us as soon as possible to have your name added to our waitlist.

Fall 2022 Dates and Time to be determined.

 

Additional Resources

Losing someone to suicide is a unique loss like no other, and can lead to a number of conflicting feelings and many unanswered questions.  There is no one way to feel or grieve the death by suicide—we all react and grieve differently.  And most importantly, it is important to remember that you are not alone—suicide impacts more people than we often know about.

Handouts

 

  For Survivors

Other Languages

     For Children

     For the Indigenous Community

     For Schools

     For Managers

Videos

International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day Event

Each year, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention supports hundreds of large and small Survivor Day events around the world. The Crisis Centre offered a virtual event this past November 20 to bring education and connection to our community of survivors in BC. Stay tuned for our next event in 2022.

 

 

Looking for information and can’t seem to find it?

Please fill out this form and we will be in touch to explore your unique programming and training needs. If you or someone you know is struggling, especially with thoughts of suicide, please contact our distress services.