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.
As a result of the current restrictions on large gatherings in Alberta, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, CMHA Calgary will be hosting a virtual Survivors of Suicide Loss Day via Zoom. No in-person event will occur this year. We hope to have an in-person event again in 2021.
Due to the highly emotional and sensitive nature of the day, this event is primarily intended for adults over the age of 16.
Date: Saturday, November 21, 2020
Time: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm MST
Hosted through: Zoom
*A Zoom link will be emailed to all registrants by November 20, 2020
Registration Fee: A minimum $20 donation is encouraged