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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.

 

Upcoming event:

 

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

More info.

 

Upcoming event:

 

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:

https://youtu.be/hk9yesLtkRc

 

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 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

Fall 2022

To Register:  Email contact@bcbh.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..

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

 

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.

 

Past events

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