It is Canadian Mental Health Association – Calgary Region’s (CMHA Calgary) mission to be a leader in reducing the impact of mental illness and addiction in community. For more than 60 years, we have provided a person and family centered integrated service model focused on early intervention and prevention of a mental health or substance use concern that delivers a measurable increase in community resiliency. We believe that we have an obligation and duty to provide a platform for advocacy and leadership in the community. We have a proven ability to engage, help organize, empower and support the community in building the capacity to understand and support those living with mental health and substance use challenges.
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
Survivors of Suicide Loss Day Program
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Disclaimer: Electronic Third Party Service Providers
In using electronic communications to connect with event attendees, CMHA Calgary is bound by the data sharing and retention practices of third-party service providers. This means that attendee personal information or personal data linked to communication devices (i.e. computer IP addresses, smartphone location services, phone numbers, etc.) may be retained by third party service providers.