8 Week Program
Thursdays: April 5, 12, 19, 26 & May 3, 10, 17, 24
6:30pm – 8:00pm
After a suicide attempt life can be confusing and filled with conflicting emotions. Often times, the pain and life circumstances that lead a person to consider suicide remain constant and can be compounded by the reactions of family and friends. It is not uncommon for suicide survivors to feel embarrassed, ashamed, or guilty, about their suicide attempt. In addition, while some may experience feelings of anger for having survived, others may feel grateful and look towards their future with newfound hope.
As a result of the stigma associated with suicide, many suicide attempt survivors feel alone in their journey and do not know where to turn for help. Talking with others survivors who share similar experiences can be an important part of the healing process after a suicide attempt. In order to meet the needs of suicide survivors the Survivors of Suicide Attempt Group offers a safe, non-judgemental, and supportive space for individuals to talk openly about the feelings that led them to attempt suicide as well as the impact that their attempt has had on their lives.
Groups run for eight consecutive weeks and are comprised of four to eight people who have survived a suicide attempt. Group meetings provide an opportunity for members to discuss the challenges and successes they are facing following their suicide attempt. Members will be given time to share stories and strategies for survival. With an emphasis on connection, compassion, and courage, facilitators will
- lead discussions to help group members recognize the patterns of thoughts and behaviours that led to their suicide attempt
- process and begin to heal some of the underlying emotional wounds that survivors still carry
- explore avenues of hope by way of healthy coping strategies and tapping into various online, professional, and community resources.
*Note: Prior to admittance potential members must complete an in-person intake to ensure the group is an appropriate resource at this time. Participants must be 18+.
For more information, or to schedule an intake, please contact:
In partnership with the City of St. Albert and The St. Albert Community Foundation: