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Mental Health Resources

A range of resources and community services to help with a number of mental health concerns you might be facing

Pilgrim's Hospice Society

Pilgrims Hospice Society provides supportive and compassionate family-centred care to enhance the quality and dignity of life for those diagnosed with a progressive, life-threatening illness as well as support to those who are grieving.

Adult Individual Counselling

Counselling is focused on companioning you on your grief journey. Through conversations with members if our staff and certified counsellors, you may learn more about your unique grief experience and receive help in processing your grief. Guided imagery, expressive-arts based techniques, and relaxation techniques can be integrated into counselling upon request.

For more information about services offered by the Pilgrim's Hospice Society, click here.

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Suicide Bereavement Support Group (CMHA Edmonton)

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CMHA (Edmonton) Suicide Bereavement Support Group

Grieving a loss to suicide can seem overwhelming, but the support and understanding of others can be a powerful source of strength. Our Suicide Bereavement Support Groups welcome anyone who has lost someone to suicide.

Each group includes 3 modules covered over a 12-week period. Participants must attend an intake session prior to joining a group.

Choose the group that works for you:

Evening Adult Suicide Bereavement Support Groups

Weekly sessions are at 6:30 – 8:00 pm:
(The weekly session is designed to provide support)

  • Every Wednesday

Evening Intake sessions are at 6:30 – 8:00 pm:
(The intake session is designed to introduce people to the group)

Afternoon Adult Suicide Bereavement Support Groups

Weekly sessions are at 2:00 – 3:30 pm:
(The weekly session is designed to provide support)

  • Every Tuesday

Afternoon Intake sessions are at 2:00 – 3:30 pm:
(The intake session is designed to introduce people to the group)

The Compassionate Friends

The Compassionate Friends is an international, non-profit, peer support organization, offering friendship, understanding, grief education and HOPE for the future to all families who are grieving the death of a child at any age, from any cause.

Their primary purpose is to aid in the positive reconciliation of grief and foster the physical and emotional health of parents and their surviving children. Their secondary purpose is to provide information and education about the grief of bereaved parents and their surviving children. The objective is to help those in their community, including family, friends, co-workers, employers and professionals to be supportive.

To find out more about The Compassionate Friends, or to locate your local chapter, click here.

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Grief & Loss Workshop

The concept of grief and loss is often associated with the death of a loved one, but it can also relate to many other types of loss. Losing a job, the loss of a relationship, loss of freedom or even the loss of normality and routine can all create feelings of grief. In this online workshop, we explore what loss and grief are, how they can show up in our lives, and discuss tools and techniques we can use to process and cope with the complex grieving journey.

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CMHA (Edmonton) Grief Resource

Loss is one of life’s most stressful events. It takes time to heal, and everyone responds differently. We may need help to cope with the changes in our lives. Grief is part of being human, but that doesn’t mean we have to go through the journey alone.

Download the CMHA (Edmonton) 'Grieving' brochure.

If you are grieving and would like to learn about available support in your area, please call 211.

If you have lost someone to suicide and would like to learn about CMHA-ER’s free suicide bereavement support services, please contact us at 780-414-6300 or

Edmonton Healing Centre for Grief & Loss

Edmonton Healing Centre

We offer specialized support services to anyone who mourns or is impacted by grief and loss. We assist people in skill–building: enabling people to find meaning in their loss, improving their personal functioning, and becoming resilient to future loss. We offer small group sessions, workshops, presentations, and supportive counselling for bereaved individuals and those who serve and support them.

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Contact us 

You can contact us by phone at 780-454-1194, email us at We will get back to you within two business days. 

During the Covid-19 outbreak, we offer support for Grief and Loss by video, phone, and in-person. 

Suicide Loss

'Why? Information for People Who Have Lost a Loved One to Suicide'

Losing a loved one to suicide is different than losing someone to illness or even a sudden and tragic accident. Feelings of sadness and grief are often complicated by other feelings, like guilt, embarrassment, shame, despair, anger and denial. The endless search for answers can be overwhelming. Why did this happen? What could I have done? Will I ever be happy again? We know you have questions. And we want to help you find some answers. But more than that, we want to support you in your journey of grief and healing.

This package is intended to give you some basic information and assistance as you begin your journey. It is not a substitute for professional counselling or medical treatment and we encourage you to get the help you need.

If you need immediate crisis support, call the 24-hour Distress Line at 780-482-4357. If you would like to explore ongoing individual or group support through our Suicide Bereavement Support Services, call us at 780-414-6300.