When you have experienced the traumatic loss of a loved one by suicide you can feel overwhelmed, sad, angry, confused, guilty and somehow responsible. You may discover that others don’t always know what to say or how to be supportive. A suicide death is a complicated kind of grief that differs from other deaths; there is the suddenness of the death and there is often no easy answers as to why.
In the aftermath of a suicide death the support of others can help. Our group is designed for individuals who are dealing with the loss of a loved one to suicide to help them share their stores, identify and explore their own thoughts and feelings in a safe, non-judgmental and caring space.
Suicide Loss Survivors Group can help members feel less alone and feel understood by others who have experienced a loss to suicide. Group therapy offers members the opportunity to find different pathways to connections.
You are not alone.
AmberSager, Registered Psychotherapist, Group Facilitator & mental health advocate.
Amber specializes in working with suicidal ideation and behaviour. She continues to lead groups, research and present lectures on the Psychodynamics of Suicide. She is also a suicide loss survivor who knows firsthand how difficult it can be to find your way in the aftermath of a suicide. As the lead group facilitator she offers resources to help loss survivors cope and connect.
MARINA KELTON, REGISTERED PSYCHOTHERAPIST, GROUP FACILITATOR
This is a closed group, limited to 10 members and meets every other week for two hours. The group will run for 12 sessions - group members are asked to commit to all sessions to optimize the therapeutic benefits for everyone involved.
In order to ensure that this group will be helpful for you, you will participate in one individual consultation session prior to beginning the group, to assess your needs, discuss how to get most out of the group, clarify group expectations and identify your personal goals. This is also an opportunity to address any questions you may have about the group.
EVERY-OTHER SUNDAY 6:00PM – 7:30PM
Sunday, October 13th
Sunday, October 27th
Sunday, November 10th
Sunday, November 24th
Sunday, December 8th
Sunday, January 5th
Sunday, January 19th
Sunday, February 2nd
Sunday , February 16th
Sunday, March 1st
Sunday, March 15th
Sunday, March 29th
$80 per session (includes HST) per session payable in cash, cheque or e-transfer before each session
$40 per individual assessment and group preparation session
PATHWAYS TO CONNECTIONS
36 Madison Ave., Third Floor
Toronto, ON, M5R 2SR
By Appointment Only
TO REGISTER CONTACT:
AMBER SAGER, Registered Psychotherapist / Lead Group Facilitator
Phone: (647) 939-6006