Survivor Support: Volunteer Stories
My first exposure to the Survivor Support Program was as a participant. I decided to volunteer as a way to honour the memory of my brother and as a way to help others cope with their loss. The grief from suicide is painful and overwhelming, and I continue to be amazed at the healing effects of sharing and support that this program offers.
The Survivor Support Program supported me during the most devastating and confusing time in my life. Years after participating in the program, I felt a desire to give back. I volunteer with the program because sharing my story helped me survive at a time when I did not want to. Being heard and understood saved my life.