About Survivors of Suicide Loss Day
Every year, over 500 people die by suicide in Alberta. Those left behind are left to navigate an often complex grief process that comes with a loss by suicide. Survivors of Suicide Loss Day is an international day to build support and community for those left behind.
Survivors of Suicide Loss Day is a one day event for individuals who have lost someone to suicide (parent, child, spouse/partner, aunt, uncle, cousin, niece, nephew, friend, or extended relationships – wife lost a parent or sibling, parent of someone who lost a partner) to come together and connect in a supportive environment. CMHA Calgary works with a group of devoted volunteers to present a day of support, healing, information, connection and hope for those left behind.
Refreshments and lunch will be provided. Due to the highly emotional and sensitive nature of the day, this event is primarily intended for adults over the age of 16.
Registration is free. However, an appreciated donation of $20 per person or per family does help offset the costs associated with hosting the event. Those wishing to donate can bring cash or a cheque with them to the day or donate online here. Cheques can be made out to Canadian Mental Health Association – Calgary Region, indicating SOS Loss Day in the memo portion.
Survivors of Suicide Loss Day is made possible through the following organization:
for Survivors of Suicide Loss Day 2018