10 Things You Need to Know About Suicide

From Outside The Mall

Disclaimer:This post is not an expert opinion, rather a collection of my observations through my volunteer work. This post does not provide medical or crisis prevention advice. 

For the last two years, I have been volunteering with the Survivor Support Program (SSP) with Toronto Distress Centre. It is a free program that provides supportive counselling to people who have lost someone to homicide or suicide – also called survivors. It was a very intensive process to become a volunteer and not without reason, as you can imagine. To be accepted as a volunteer, one has to fill out an elaborate form with scenario-type questions, go for an in-person “interview” and attend a 30+ hour training. Once the training is done, you’re matched with a participant/survivor. You meet with them over 8 weeks and work around 8 themes that will help them process their loss. It may sound very unnerving; but you…

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4 thoughts on “10 Things You Need to Know About Suicide

  1. Hello! How’s everything? I’ve been reading your blog posts and I have to tell you, it has been very inspirational, I hope to read more of your posts. I’ve been on a writing hiatus for two months and I gotta tell you, it sucks to not be able to think of anything to write, but I am back! Haha. Is it okay if I follow your blogs? I hope you can follow me back! Have fun writing!

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    1. Hello, I am well, thank you for asking! And you?
      Thank you very much for reading, and for your kind and supportive comment. I am so glad that you are returning to the blogging community, and that you enjoy my content! The causes that I am working towards are big and complicated, and severely misunderstood still. It is a big task, but it is people like you whose support keeps me going to spread awareness. You are more than welcome to follow me, and I am excited to check out your content. Have a lovely day 😀

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      1. Wow. That is so beautiful. I admire people like you, motivated, changingbthe world through writings. I love the peopke in this community and I’ll always come back. I cannot wait to read more of your work.

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