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 debriefings for adults within families, 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 welcomes anyone who has lost someone to suicide to attend the Adult Suicide Bereavement Support Groups. All participants must first attend an intake session. The intake session is designed to introduce people to the group; to answer any questions about the program; give an experience of the group and help people decide if group is what they are looking for.
The Adult Suicide Bereavement Support Group offers 12-week sessions and new members are introduced every 4 weeks. There are 2 opportunities:
- Evening Adult Suicide Bereavement Support Groups: Held weekly every Wednesdays from 6:30pm to 8:00pm at Transition Place Board Room (#300, 10010 105 St NW Edmonton, AB).
Intake sessions for the evening group are scheduled on January 31, 2019; February 28, 2019; March 28, 2019; April 25, 2019; May 23, 2019 and June 20, 2019 from 6:30pm to 8:00pm at Transition Place Board Room (#300, 10010105 St NW Edmonton, AB).
- Afternoon Adult Suicide Bereavement Support Groups: Held weekly every Tuesdays from 2pm to 3:30pm at the Baker Centre Training Room (400, 10025 106 St NW Edmonton, AB).
Intake sessions for the afternoon group are scheduled on January 16, January 30, 2019; February 27, 2019; March 27, 2019; April 24, 2019; May 22, 2019 and June 19, 2019. Intake sessions will be from 2pm to 3:30pm at the Baker Centre Training Room (400, 10025 106 St NW Edmonton, AB).
Drop in Support Group sessions are also offered for those who have attended an intake session and are waiting to join a group; those who are in group and need more support or those who have completed the 12-week group. These sessions are held bi-weekly on Wednesdays from 10am to 11:30am at the Baker Centre Training Room (#400, 10025 106 St NW Edmonton, AB).
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)