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How to Understand Suicide - Jessica Wolf Ortiz

Suicide bereavement educator and family therapist, Jessica Wolf Ortiz, will be leading an interactive seminar on the impact of suicide, suicide bereavement and what it looks like, the effects to the family and the start of the healing journey. If you would like to learn more about suicide, if you work with affected families, are a first responder, student or other helping professional, please mark your calendar! 

Presentation Outline:
1. Definition of suicide, data, understanding the problem we are dealing with.
2. Myths of Suicide
3. Stages of Suicide
    A) Prevention. What we need to know  in order to stop a Suicide from happening.
    B) Intervention. The crisis and how to handle it.
    C) Postvention. Suicide’s bereavement process and aftermath.
4. Time for questions and answers

  • Date: Thursday, September 12
  • Location: Kwantlen Polytechnic Conference Centre, Surrey Cedar Building Room 1205 (pay parking is available on site)
  • Time: 7-9pm, with 30 minute social hour prior to the start
  • Price: There is no fee for this seminar. We welcome a donation to the BC Bereavement Helpline via cheque (payable to BC Bereavement Helpline and mailed to PO Box 20095 RPO Fairview, Vancouver BC V5Z 0C1), E-transfer (contact@bcbh.ca) or by credit card through PayPal.

To Register: Please fill out the google form found here.




Thank you!


Michelle Vandale Memorial Gala

We would be honoured by your presence at the Michelle Vandale Memorial Gala. Dinner, dancing, silent auction, and live entertainment benefiting the BC Bereavement Helpline.

Date: Sunday, November 3rd, 2019

Time: 5:30 PM

Location: Murrayville Hall, 21667 48 Avenue, Langley BC

Tickets available at www.michellevandalememorial.com 


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