Meetings continue to be held virtually and now offered in-person. For more information, please use the contact email below.

Les réunions virtuelle sont désormais proposées en français.

Should you choose to attend the session(s) virtually, secure settings and an invite only protocol ensures the confidentiality of our group. Participants can join to listen in via an audio feed only or can take part with the video portion as well.

Si vous choisissez de participer virtuellement à la (aux) session(s), des paramètres sécurisés et un protocole d’invitation seulement garantissent la confidentialité de notre groupe. Les participants peuvent s’inscrire pour écouter uniquement le flux audio ou peuvent également prendre part à la partie vidéo.

 

To find out more, please use the following email:

FSOS1111@outlook.com

Discussions at meetings have revolved around:

 

  • Getting on with our lives after a suicide in the family or of a loved one
  • Taking time to grieve.
  • Dealing constructively with guilt.
  • Acceptance and compassion.
  • Reaching milestones.
  • Breaking the silence of suicide – Telling our stories.

 

For location of meetings and more info, please use the following email or go to the contact page.

FSOS1111@outlook.com

FALL & WINTER (2023) MEETING DATES:

VIRTUAL MEETINGS- Every Saturday (alternating between English and French) at 4PM.

ENGLISH- 

OCTOBER 14, 28

NOVEMBER 11, 25

DECEMBER 9, 23

JANUARY 6, 20

FEBRUARY 3, 17

FRENCH-

OCTOBER 7, 21

NOVEMBER 4, 18

DECEMBER 2, 16, 30

JANUARY 13, 27

FEBRUARY 10, 24

IN PERSON GROUP MEETINGS (ENGLISH):

Tuesday, October 24th at 6pm.

Sunday, November 12 at 4pm

Friday, December 8 at 6PM

Monday, January 22nd at 5:30PM

Friday, February 9th at 6pm

For meeting details reach out via email. 

GROUP WALKS:

Location- Mont Royal (Smith House)

  • These walks are an opportunity to foster a sense of community that can be difficult to attain in meetings alone. While discussions pertaining to suicide loss are always welcome, the main focus is to connect in a less formal environment. 

DATES- MONTHLY (TBA)

RELAXATION/MEDITATION and 

IN-PERSON groups. 

There are many benefits of meditation for grief and loss. We can’t always predict what thoughts, feelings, or sensations will arise. Many times this sudden loss leaves us feeling numb, overwhelmed, angry. Whatever arises, the pain is often intense. The rollercoaster of emotions and sensations associated with loss can sometimes feel like too much to handle. While relaxation techniques/meditation won’t change the way we feel and the fact that we have to move through our healing journey, it does help to periodically take a vacation from our thoughts and feelings and take the time to focus solely on our wellbeing. From now on we will begin our in person meetings with a 40 minute relaxation (closing our eyes and just listening to a guided meditation & soft music) followed by our usual in person discussion group. You are welcome to come exclusively to either the meditation group, the discussion group or both.  

DATES- ONCE A MONTH (TBA)

Discussions at meetings have revolved around:

  • Getting on with our lives after a suicide in the family or of a loved one
  • Taking time to grieve.
  • Dealing constructively with guilt.
  • Acceptance and compassion.
  • Reaching milestones.
  • Breaking the silence of suicide – Telling our stories.

 

POT LUCK DINNERS

Twice yearly, in December and in June, this social event is an invitation to everyone to prepare a favorite dish and bring it to share with fellow members.

 

 

FSOS offers emotional support on overcoming the guilt, anger, depression, and fear that follow in the wake of suicide. It helps survivors to understand the past and lighten the way to a new future.