Nebraska LOSS

The Local Outreach to Suicide Survivors (LOSS) Team consists of trained survivor and mental health professionals acting as volunteers to bring immediate support to survivors of suicide. Suicide survivors are those persons who have had a loved one complete a suicide and are at risk due to their emotional response, which may include the use of unhealthy coping strategies or attempting suicide themselves.

The LOSS Team is activated by first response officials when a suicide occurs to provide resources, support, and hope to suicide survivors. The volunteers provide immediate assistance to survivors to help them cope with the trauma of their loss, provide follow-up contact with the survivors, and coordinate the utilization of services and support groups within the community.

In coordination with the Nebraska State Suicide Prevention Coalition and the LOSS Development Group, the Lincoln-Lancaster Outreach to Suicide Survivors Team began operating in July, 2009. The goals of the Lincoln-Lancaster Team are to both provide the clear message of hope, so that survivors can move through their time of shock and despair, and to sustain itself indefinitely within the Lincoln-Lancaster County community.

The LOSS Team was recognized in 2010 for a Horizon Award, which "recognizes special individuals that enrich our community by sharing their time, resources, and talents to make Lincoln a healthier place."

Contact Information
If you would like to contact the LOSS team, please contact the LOSS Team Coordinator at 402-440-1633.
If this is an emergency please call 911 or go to the nearest emergency department. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is available at all times by calling at 1-800-273-8255.

News and Updates

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1st Annual Central Nebraska LOSS Walk – May 28 at 5:30pm
The Central Nebraska Local Outreach to Suicide Survivors (LOSS) Team invites you to attend their 1st Annual LOSS Walk. The LOSS Walk will be begin at 5:30pm on Thursday, May 28, 2015 at Yanney Park in Kearney, Nebraska. Registration for this event is $15 for adults and $10 for youth; register online at Eventbrite.com or via paper registration. Dr. Frank Campbell, the pioneer of the LOSS Team concept, will attend the walk and be available for conversation.
Click here to view the walk flyer and paper registration form.

3rd Annual Lincoln/Lancaster County LOSS Walk and Fun Run – May 30
The Lincoln/Lancaster County Team invites you to attend their 3rd Annual LOSS Walk and Fun Run: Surviving the Stigma: A Journey for Hope. The LOSS Walk and Fun Run will be 2-miles along the scenic Holmes Lake limestone trail in Lincoln, Nebraska. Registration for this event is $20 for adults and $10 for youth; register online at Eventbrite.com or via paper registration. Dr. Frank Campbell, the pioneer of the LOSS Team concept, will attend the walk and be available for conversation.
Click here to view the walk flyer and paper registration form.

“Building Capacity for an Active Postvention Model (APM): Why Start a LOSS Team?” Presented by Dr. Frank Campbell – March 26, 2015
This training will be held at from 8:30am-4:30pm on March 26, 2015 at the Williamson Conference Center at the Wingate by Wyndham (1209 N IH 35, Round Rock, Texas, 78664). This training will cover 1) what we know about sudden and traumatic loss; 2) theoretical presentation on the development and resolution of crisis: crisis theory”; 3) grief, trauma, and the potential benefits of an Active Postvention Model (APM) for any community; 4) table top planning; and 5) question and answer session. More...
Register before March 9th to save $50! Early bird registration is only $95; the registration fee on March 9th or after is $145. Register online here.
Click here to view the conference flyer.

Midwest Regional Suicide Prevention Conference Call for Presentations
The Midwest Regional Suicide Prevention Conference will be held on July 21-23 in Kansas City, MO. You are invited to add your knowledge and expertise to this great learning opportunity. Proposals will be selected based on their quality of evidence-based practices, cultural sensitivity, applicability, applicant experience and education, presentation method and originality. More...
Click here for online submission of Presentation Proposal Application.
Click here
to download and print the Presentation Proposal Application form.

 
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Livewell Nebraska “In Wake of Robin Williams’ Death, What Not to Say to Someone Who’s Suicidal”
WOWT NBC Omaha “Breaking the Stigma Associated with Depression and Suicide”
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