Struggling with Loss
Losing someone to suicide can be shocking, painful and unexpected. The grief can be intense, complex, and can affect a person for a long time.
Working through grief is an extremely individual and unique process. Each person will experience it in their own way and at their own pace.
Grief does not follow a linear path
Grief affects people in many different ways
There is no time frame for grief
Find help and support
If you are bereaved by the suicide of a friend or family member, you should not have to process the grief alone. It is often very difficult to find support for yourself to somehow make sense of what has happened. We are trained to provide help and support.
How can I find help for someone bereaved by suicide?
We can help you find local resources to enable you to help someone affected by suicide. Those who have lost someone to suicide are at higher risk of suicide themselves. You can call us toll free at 1.833.456.4566 or text us at 45645 for assistance. We take every call and message seriously.
Alternatively, to find a local Bereavement Support Group, see the Canadian Association of Suicide Prevention website.