When the death of a loved one occurs by suicide, it is often unexpected and shocking. The suicide can leave survivors unclear as to why it happened or if they could have prevented it. It may take a while to accept, but it is not your fault.
Healing from a suicide loss can be a long and difficult journey, but you are not alone.
CC Cares is a program for those newly bereaved by suicide from those who have been there. CC Cares was originally a program started and nurtured by Forefront Suicide Prevention - A Center of Excellence at the University of Washington.
CC Cares Companion Mentor
Talking to someone who has survived a loss can be healing for those who have more recently experienced a loss. In addition to a care package, CC Cares also offers phone-based support from companions who have also experienced a suicide loss. We will do our best to match one of our volunteer companions based on the relationship of the loss, for example sibling, parent, friend.
Our mentor will first reach out within two weeks of the request to make sure that the loss survivor wants the connection. We will also maintain communication only if the loss survivor would like.
To request a grief companion for yourself or a loved one, please fill out the form below:
Become a Suicide Loss Companion Mentor
This program is run for suicide loss survivors, by suicide loss survivors. If you are a suicide loss survivor who is at least two years from your loss and feels drawn to support other loss survivors, join a future suicide loss peer grief companion training.
Crisis Connections also offers a care package for those who are recently bereaved by a suicide. These care packages are currently available for free to families living in Washington State.