Suicide Grief Support Saskatoon
Providing support to those left behind by suicide loss since 1990
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Suicide Grief Support Saskatoon is a non-profit volunteer organization that provides support to individuals and families who have lost a loved one to suicide at any time.
Our group has been providing support for suicide bereavement in Saskatoon since 1990. After losing her mother to suicide, renowned Saskatoon psychologist Jeannette Ambrose formed the first After Suicide Support group as part of her Master's research. Ambrose saw the vast need for postvention services, and the group evolved into the peer-support organization it is today.
Our volunteers provide a safe space for anyone affected by suicide loss to share their experiences and process their grief.
Peer support: Survivors helping survivors
Our Support Groups
We offer two distinct support groups: Left Behind By Suicide, and After Suicide Support.
Left Behind By Suicide is a monthly drop-in style open group for anyone who has lost a loved one to suicide at any time.
There is no need to pre-register, and no cost to attend. This group allows for open discussion, with the dynamic of the group fluctuating each month based on the energy brought by our participants.
After Suicide Support is a more intensive therapeutic style closed group which meets weekly for twelve weeks. This group is smaller and consistent, with the same attendees throughout. Each week, our facilitators guide survivors through a different topic related to suicide using various therapeutic methods, helping participants to safely share their story in a supportive environment.
Our trained facilitators are empathetic, experienced, and have each lost a loved one to suicide themselves, and therefore inherently understand this unique kind of loss. Our groups offer a safe and non-judgmental space to share your thoughts and feelings, and to connect with others who understand what you're going through.
Postvention is prevention.
We understand that everyone's grief journey unique, and support after a loss is integral. We encourage attendees to navigate their grief journey with a spectrum of supports and self-care. We can help you find the supports that help you find your way back.
We offer one-on-one support to individuals and families bereaved by suicide, matching the relationship to the loved one lost to suicide with a facilitator who has experienced the same.
Our caring and compassionate volunteers offer the wisdom that comes with experience navigating suicide bereavement. We're here to listen and offer comfort and understanding.
Left Behind By Suicide
When: Our open group meets the first Tuesday of each month at 7:30pm.
Where: Left Behind By Suicide meets at the W.A. Edwards Family Centre in Saskatoon, located at 333 4th Ave N.
Our meeting room is on the main floor, with signage guiding the way. Parking is available across the street at the Saskatoon Funeral Home.
Watch our social media accounts for meeting reminders, or sign up for our email reminders.
For crisis support, contact
Saskatoon Crisis Intervention Service at 306-933-6200 (24/7)
Talk Suicide Canada
text 45645 4pm-midnight ET