New support for parents whose children died from substance use

The Squamish Chief, April 9, 2018

Two Squamish mothers [and MSTH Members] are turning their grief into action by launching a Squamish support group for parents whose child has died from a substance-use related death.

“There’s nothing in this town for people who have lost their children or partners — people who they love — to substance use,” said Jully Buckley, whose son Travis died in December of 2016 when he was 33 years old. “There are nuances to the loss that isn’t the same as going to a bereavement group... It is often not the same kind of conversation.”

New support for parents whose children died from substance use