Support for anyone who has lost a loved one to suicide. Suicide Bereavement Support Services
After losing someone to suicide the grief can seem overwhelming, but the support and understanding of others can be a powerful source of strength. Suicide Bereavement Support Services provides group support for anyone who is grieving a loss to suicide.
We also provide post-suicide debriefings for families schools, agencies, and businesses. All services offered through the Suicide Bereavement Support Services are free and confidential.
Donations are welcome when group debriefings are provided for a work site.
The Suicide Bereavement Support Program has a closed group structure within each learning module. All participants must first attend an intake session. The intake session is an informative session; participants will learn about the program components. Participants will have the chance to reflect and explore how certain factors relate to their grief journeys.
The intake session is an opportunity for participants to learn and make an informed decision before joining the Adult Suicide Bereavement Support Group.
Adult Bereavement Suicide Support Group Intake sessions will be held on August 1st, 2018; August 29th, 2018; September 26th, 2018; October 24th, 2018 (last intake for 2018). Intake sessions will be from 2pm to 3:30pm at the Baker Centre Training Room (400, 10025 106 St NW Edmonton, AB).
Adult Suicide Bereavement Support groups are held weekly every Tuesday with the last session for 2018 on November 20, 2018. The sessions meet from 2pm to 3:30pm at the Baker Centre Training Room (400, 10025 106 St NW Edmonton, AB).
Drop in Support Group sessions will be held on July 18, 2018; August 1, 2018; August 15, 2018; August 29, 2018; September 12, 2018; September 16, 2018; October 10, 2018; October 24, 2018; November 7, 2018; and November 21, 2018 (last session for 2018) The group will meet from 10am to 11:30am at the Baker Centre Training Room (400, 10025 106 St NW Edmonton, AB).
The Drop in Support group sessions have a loosely structured content as the focus is offering support. It caters for those who are waiting to begin a module, want to augment their participation in group, or seeking alternatives if group is not a good fit.
Please note that we will not have any groups in December.
For more information, call 780-732-6654.
Suicide Bereavement Online Resources
Why? Information for People Who Have Lost a Loved One to Suicide (published by the Canadian Mental Health Association)
Writing An Obituary for a Loved One Who Has Died by Suicide (published by the Canadian Mental Health Association)
After a Suicide: A Practical and Personal Guide For Survivors (published by the Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention)
Hope & Healing: A Practical Guide for Survivors of Suicide (published by Alberta Health Services)