Survivor Day helps suicide loss survivors on their healing journey
Survivor Day helps suicide loss survivors on their healing journey
Posted on 11/05/2018
Survivor Day helps suicide loss survivors on their healing journey

If someone you know has died by suicide, you are not alone; but you may feel that way. Grieving the loss of a loved one by suicide can seem very isolating. It is common for those who remain to feel confused and traumatized. But death by suicide does not diminish the need for those who remain to celebrate the lives and accomplishments of their loved ones.

Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care is honoured to host International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day on Saturday, November 17th at the Midland Public Library. One of hundreds of events being held across Canada and the United States, it is a day for those affected by suicide loss to gather to gain understanding and find comfort in the knowledge that they truly are not alone. 

The 2018 Survivor Day gathering will include a screening of “A Daughter’s Journey”, chronicling one daughter’s journey after the loss of her father. 

“For many loss survivors, attending a Survivor Day event is an opportunity to discover that they are not alone in their experience of losing someone they know and love to suicide,” says Glenn Robitaille, Director of Ethics and Spiritual Care at Waypoint. “The event is meant to offer hope and learn from others experiences of how they’ve coped and moved toward healing.”

Following the screenings, Robitaille will lead the participants in a facilitated discussion focused on the contents of the film and finding hope and understanding after a suicide loss.

The event is free and everyone is welcome. If you have any questions, please contact Kristi Lalonde at klalonde@waypointcentre.ca or 705-549-3181, ext. 2215.

November 17, 2018
12:30 to 3:30 p.m. - All locations

Midland
Midland Public Library
Assembly Room
320 King Street
Contact Kristi 
705-549-3181, X 2215


Barrie
Canadian Mental Health Association Office
RSVP Room
15 Bradford Street
Contact Barb 
705-726-3294

Orillia
St. Paul’s United Church
Community Centre Parlour Room
62 Peter Street North
Contact Bernadette
705-326-9941

Innisfil
Innisfil Library (Lakeshore Branch)
Community Room
967 Innisfil Beach Road
Contact Sheldon
705-309-4033

Huntsville
Huntsville Public Library
7 Minerva Street East
Contact: Joanna 705-788-0354 

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