The Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) is pleased to launch a Toolkit for Survivors of Suicide Loss and Postvention Professionals. The toolkit is a one-stop repository of high-quality, publically available resources. We are hopeful that this toolkit will reach both survivors and postvention professionals as they seek the materials they need to navigate the difficult path of suicide-related grief and bereavement. 

Resources range from the general to the specific, including how to survive the holidays, Guidelines for Survivor Advocacy, and “How to Start a Suicide Survivors Support Group.” If you know if other high-quality resources that should be included, please email sosl@mentalhealthcommission.ca and we will be pleased to consider them.

In the context of suicide, the “survivor” label has many meanings and interpretations. We try to be mindful that identities are fluid and intersecting. In the context of postvention and International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day, we are referring to survivors of suicide loss. However, we want to acknowledge that “survivors” of suicide can also include people with lived experience of suicidality, suicide attempt survivors, and caregivers and s    upport persons.

You are not alone.
 

Resources are reviewed by MHCC prior to inclusion in the toolkit to avoid duplication while also respecting intellectual integrity and property. However, all resources are made available on an “as is” basis. The opinions found in the resources are those of external contributors and do not necessarily reflect the opinions or views of the Mental Health Commission of Canada (see Term of Use for details).

 

Inventory categories

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Suicide Grief - General
In the Immediate aftermath
Suicide Grief - Supporting Child and Teen Survivors of Suicide Loss
Surviving the Holidays
Suicide Postvention in the Workplace
Advocacy: How to tell your story safely
Letter Templates
Military
First Nations / Inuit and Metis Communities
Additional Resources
Capacity Building Tools
WHO Suicide Specific Documents 


 

Suicide Grief - General

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In the Immediate aftermath

Suicide Grief - Supporting Child and Teen Survivors of Suicide Loss

Surviving the Holidays

Suicide Postvention in the Workplace

Advocacy: How to tell your story safely

Letter Templates

Military

First Nations / Inuit and Metis Communities

Additional Resources

Capacity Building Tools

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WHO Suicide Specific Documents