When someone you love dies by suicide you are left in shock, disbelief and confusion. A suicide death is traumatic and can leave someone feeling over whelmed and unable to cope. People respond to traumatic events in their own way, according to their individual coping skills, past experiences and supports. 


Grief after a suicide is complicated by feelings of:

•     Shock and disbelief;

•     Anger and helplessness;

•     Guilt and shame;

•     Depression and sadness;

•     Not knowing why the person committed suicide.

As you grieve you will experience a range of thoughts and emotions. It may be helpful to speak to others who have also lost a loved one to suicide. 


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Distress Centre                                  403.266.4357 (24 Hr Crisis Line)

Strathmore Mental Health              403.361.7277

Chestermere Mental Health            403.365.5400

Strathmore Hospital


South Health Campus


Eastside Family Centre                    403.299.9696

Grief Support Program                     403.955.8011

Calgary Counselling Centre             403.691.5991

If you or someone you know is Suicidal and has a plan to end their life Call 911


SRVSS has trained advocates who will provide you with support and information to assist you during this difficult time. Advocates may be requested by the RCMP to attend your residence, at the scene or another location. If you have not been contacted by Victim Services and you wish to speak with someone, please contact SRVSS at 403-934-6552.