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Jessica Lowe, Executive Director of the BC Bereavement Helpline was quoted in an article from the Vancouver Sun about the difficulties families experience when a homicide trial is delayed. She expressed “It’s a big, big deal as a family member to think about this trial starting and then to get that pulled out from underneath you, and repeatedly, is devastating." See full article  here Trial for accused in murder of Marrisa Shen postponed a fifth time | Vancouver Sun

The Vancouver Hospice Society is expanding its grief counselling program to include sessions specifically for families of loved ones lost to COVID-19 and BC Bereavement Helpline received a shout-out: 
Print: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/covid-grief-support-vancouver-hospice-society-1.5755053

Dealing with Grief and Loss, Seeking Help and Support

BC Bereavement Helpline program manager Jessica Lowe spoke with People First Radio about the services offered by BCBH, as well as specific aspects of grief and grieving in cases of death related to substance use. Listen here.  

Dealing with Grief in the Holiday Season

Loss is a difficult experience, particularly during the cheery holiday season.

On Sunday December 9th 2018, Global News hosted our Programme Manager to discuss advice for dealing with holiday grief.

Homicide Grief Support Groups in Need Now, More Than Ever

BCBH Program Manager, Jessica Lowe and IHIT Media Relations Officer, Frank Jang, talk about supporting the needs of those coping with the grief of losing a loved one to homicide.


How to Cope with Grief During the Holidays

It’s the most joyful time of the year, but the holidays can be heartbreaking for people suffering from the loss of a loved one. Grief expert Asya Hadzismajlovic, Executive Director of the BC Bereavement Helpline, explains ways to address those sad feelings and pay special tribute to those who have passed on.

BC Victims of Homicide Founder Christopher Ducharme

Former Board Member and founder of BC Victims of Homicide, Christopher Ducharme, speaks with Studio 4 with Host Fanny Kiefer about helping people whose families have been touched by violent crime. Christopher would like to see a greater support network to help people through family tragedy.”


Using Creativity as a Healer

Watch a video interview with Christopher Ducharme, founder of BC Victims of Homicide, who discusses how supporting other victims has allowed him to move forward. Christopher also speaks about some of his creative endeavours, and the benefits that they have provided him.