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CMHA/PEI has developed a new resource kit, “Supporting Children and Youth to Grieve After Suicide Loss”, to help parents and caregivers support children and youth who have experienced the loss of a loved one to suicide. The kit will help explain death and suicide to children and youth using language and concepts they understand and offers a variety of activities to assist them in working through some of the feelings associated with suicide loss.
The new kit is available in two formats; a virtual kit and in hard-copy. Below is our virtual kit that includes pdf documents matching the hard copy kit that you may print off for use at home, along with additional resources. To request more information, contact Julia, the Director of Community Education and Peer Support.
Email: [email protected]
Before introducing any of the materials in the kit to a child or youth, we encourage you to review the Parent/Caregiver Booklet. It will help you to gain a better understanding of the unique needs of children and youth who are grieving the loss of a loved one to suicide.
Below you will find the Parent/Caregiver Booklet, which we recommend users read, prior to introducing the kit to children or youth. This booklet includes information on suicide grief and local resources and supports, as well as documents sourced from The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health | CAMH and Mental Health Commission of Canada.
Also below, are links to several printable workbooks for children and youth ( and the accompanying notes), sourced from StandBy (standbysupport.com.au) and Seasons Centre for Grieving Children – Healing Hearts with Hope.
Simply click on the images below to access the booklet and workbooks.
The book, ‘What is Suicide Anyways?” is included in a hard-copy kit and can be ordered through the Seasons Centre for Grieving Children by clicking the cover image below. You may also request a copy from CMHA PEI’s Director of Community Education and Peer Support, Julia Ramsay by calling (902)-853-4180 or emailing [email protected].