Life After Loss: Survivors of Suicide is a ten-week education program for individuals who have lost a loved one to suicide. Our hope is to provide a supportive environment that encourages listening and sharing stories with others who have experienced a loss through suicide, while enhancing your understanding about suicide and helping you move forward in the healing process. A trained facilitator will offer information on the grieving process, self-care, coping strategies and community resources.
Suicide is a heartbreaking and compelling tragedy which touches many of our lives. Learning to live after the death of a friend or family member is always painful and difficult. When someone has lost a loved one to suicide, the grieving process can be more complicated and vary in several ways. Along with the grief, individuals coping with a suicide must deal with the social stigma as well as emotions of guilt, anger, feelings of rejection and the struggle to find an explanation.
The aim of Life After Loss: Survivors of Suicide is to provide education, help, and understanding in a cooperative and friendly atmosphere. Confidentiality and privacy of sharing within the program is strongly promoted.
Program Length: 10 weeks, 2 hours per session
Next Start Date:
Thursday, October 7 to December 9, 2021, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Thursday, March 17 to May 18, 2022, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
For more information or to preregister, please contact the Saint John Community Program Coordinator – Dawn O’Dell via email email@example.com or 506-652-1447.