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.
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.
International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day Event 2022
Each year, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention supports hundreds of large and small Survivor Day events around the world. The Crisis Centre of BC will be offering an online event this coming Saturday November 19, 2o22 online. We look forward to seeing you there!
* Registration is now open:: https://vancouver-british-columbia.isosld.afsp.org/
* Zoom link will be provided upon registration
A Cup of Tea for the Soul: A series of gatherings for suicide loss survivors
What is Suicide Bereavement?
Watch this video with our bereavement specialist to find out:
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”
The the Crisis Centre of BC and the BC Bereavement Helpline partner in hosting 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
To Register: Email firstname.lastname@example.org 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..
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.
- Suicide Loss Survivors Resources ( AAS American Association of Suicidology)
- Guide for Survivors of Suicide ( Ministry of Health BC)
- Support for people living with loss (CASP Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention)
- SOS_Espanol1 ( AAS American Association of Suicidology)
- Children Grieving a Suicide Loss (Dougy Center)
For the Indigenous Community
- Indigenous people, trauma and suicide (Centre for Suicide Prevention)
- Toolkit for Schools (American Foundation for Suicide Prevention)
- A Manager’s Guide to Suicide Postvention in the Workplace (AAS American Association of Suicidology)
- One Event does not Define a Life (Jessica Wolf / BCBH)
- Pathways Forward Cultivating Hope after a Suicide Loss (Alex Shendelman/ Toronto Distress Centre)
- Supporting those Bereaved by Suicide Becky’s Story (Lifeline Australia)
- Supporting those bereaved by Suicide Paul’s Story (Lifeline Australia)
- Supporting those bereaved by Suicide Richard’s story (Lifeline Australia)
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.
In Person Gathering for Suicide Loss Survivors.
International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day Event 2021
A Gathering for Connecting & Learning for Suicide Loss Survivors
An Expressive Art Workshop