Survivor Support Services
CASP is currently compiling a list of suicide survivor resources, counselling and support services in each province and territory. If you are aware of any such resources/supports in your community please contact our national office at firstname.lastname@example.org and share this information with us so that we can in turn share it with others.
Toronto Distress Centre – Survivor Support Program
Self referral 416-595-1716
We offer an adult-oriented support service for those who have experienced a death by suicide. Our volunteers create a semi-structured, safe place in which survivors can identify, explore and clarify their thoughts and feelings. By helping individuals define their situations and acknowledge their emotions, the support process leads survivors to a consideration of what normal grieving is under these circumstances, the meaning of the suicide, and a sense of how they can manage.
Both individualized and group support are available.
Participation in the programme is free.
Ontario Suicide Prevention Network
- Ontario Suicide Prevention Network website
Survivor Bereavement Groups:
Canadian Mental Health Association London-Middlesex offers a suicide bereavement support group on the second Tuesday of each month from 7:00 to 9:00 pm. As well, we offer a professionally facilitated 8-week group 2-3 times per year. Both groups are free. Location: 648 Huron Street. For more information, please call 519-434-0077, ext 244, or email email@example.com
Ontario that Victim Services of Bruce Grey & Owen Sound
A self-support group for people who have experienced the death of a loved one through suicide. We offer a 10 week group session in Owen Sound facilitated by trained volunteers in a confidential environment. Topics discussed include the loss process, how we are changed, coping strategies, and memorializing our loved one. For more information please call 1-888-577-3111 or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org