Finding a Way Forward

Every November, International Survivor Day provides an opportunity for those affected by suicide loss to connect with one another. This year’s theme, Finding a Way Forward, reminds us that while we may never “move on” from the loss, it is possible to move forward into a future where we can reengage with life while still remembering those we have lost. Finding a Way Forward is a reminder that healing is possible, even though the journey is difficult. Survivor Day is an opportunity to come together to receive support and understanding, and to identify resources to help navigate the complex road ahead.

As an important partner of CASP, we encourage you to participate in Survivor Day in the following ways:

Host and Share Your Event

Are you planning a local event for Survivor Day? Submit your event {here} to be sure it is added to the listing of events on CASP’s website. We will advertise widely the week before Survivor Day, so please send your event information by Friday, November 10th. To honour Survivor Day and the work involved in coordinating and hosting events, we will maintain the list of Survivor Day activities until the end of November.

Share images from your event and tag @CASP_CA. Use #ISSLD17 to help us raise awareness about suicide loss and bereavement and the resources that are available to those affected by suicide loss.

Help Us Update our Survivor Support Directory

Do you provide support to loss survivors through groups or outreach services? Do you know of resources in your community that aren’t currently listed on the CASP website? If so, please help us update our survivor support directory!

In honour of Survivor Day, we will be launching an initiative to update our listing of survivor groups and resources throughout Canada. Our goal is to have an updated list of current supports by the beginning of 2018. If you current provide a group for people who have lost someone to suicide, update your group information {here} so that we can expand our directory.

Share Your Way Forward!

Have you found something that was helpful to you in the healing journey? Was there something that you found to be important in your process of moving forward? Do you have ideas or suggestions for the difficult journey forward? Share it with others! Visit {here} to find images to share on social media.

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