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Articles
  • “Addressing the Aftermath of Suicide: Why We Need Postvention”
    Matthew D. Erlich, MD, for the GAP Committee on Psychopathology
    (Psychiatric Times, September 9, 2016)
    Dr. Erlich briefly reviews the literature on postvention efforts. The article considers the effects on the victim’s caregivers ó especially the behavioral health providers who care for a patient who commits suicide. It also provides current resources to help manage survivors’ and caregivers’ emotions and dread.
    Click here to read the full article.

Podcasts
  • “The Gifted Life” Episode 24
    Episode 24 of The Gifted Life podcast launches with a focus on quality performance in organ and tissue recovery. Joey and Lori welcome guest, Dean Kappel, CEO at Mid-America Transplant Services. Dean talks about MTS and the organizationís journey to earning the Malcolm Baldridge National Quality Award. Family Support expert, Sally Gentry, concludes the three-part series on suicide as she welcomes Dr. Frank Campbell to have a discussion about post-vention and reaching out to people affected by a suicide. He talks about the LOSSteam and how they can make an incredible impact for a family that is coping with suicide. Our hosts honor hero Connor Marcel and answer a listenerís question. A all that and more in episode 24 of The Gifted Life. (February 19, 2016)
    Click here for The Gifted Life website or click here for podcast player.
  • “Thrive and Connect: Suicide Survivors” with Dr. Frank Campbell
    Dr. Campbell describes how the LOSS team was created to provide support (postvention) for those left behind after someone completes suicide. (September 27, 2015)
    Click to listen.

Documents
LETTERS OF ENDORSEMENT OF LOSS TEAMS FROM LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS
  • From Veteran Law Enforcement Officer Michael Rhoades
    (shared October, 2015 by Frank Campbell; 2 page pdf)
    Click to download and print.
  • From Criminal Justice Program Director, Giles L. Falinksi, Ph.D., of South University (Cleveland)
    (shared August, 2016 by Pete Bliss, Suicide Postvention Response Team, Cuyahoga County, Ohio; 1 page pdf)
    Click to download and print.
  • From Sgt. Cindy Eschweiler, Southwest Enforcement Bureau, Crisis Negotiations Team
    (shared August, 2016 by Pete Bliss, Suicide Postvention Response Team, Cuyahoga County, Ohio; 1 page pdf)
    Click to download and print.
  • From Detective Laura B. Przybla, Cleveland Metroparks Ranger Department
    (shared August, 2016 by Pete Bliss, Suicide Postvention Response Team, Cuyahoga County, Ohio; 1 page pdf)
    Click to download and print.
  • From James Rivera, Crime Prevention Officer
    (shared October, 2015 by Pete Bliss, Suicide Postvention Response Team, Cuyahoga County, Ohio; 1 page pdf)
    Click to download and print.
  • From Paul Shepard, President, Westshore Critical Incident Response Service
    (shared October, 2015 by Pete Bliss, Suicide Postvention Response Team, Cuyahoga County, Ohio; 1 page pdf)
    Click to download and print.

LETTERS OF ENDORSEMENT OF LOSS TEAMS FROM OTHER PROFESSIONALS
  • From Christy Walkuski, Director, Office of Community Outreach, Baldwin Wallace University
    (shared August, 2016 by Pete Bliss, Suicide Postvention Response Team, Cuyahoga County, Ohio; 1 page pdf)
    Click to download and print.
  • From Cacy N. Pena, Senior Training Officer, Cuyahoga County Division of Senior and Adult Services
    (shared August, 2016 by Pete Bliss, Suicide Postvention Response Team, Cuyahoga County, Ohio; 1 page pdf)
    Click to download and print.
  • From Pam Budak, MSSA< LISW-S, Director of Community Services, Bellefaire JCB
    (shared August, 2016 by Pete Bliss, Suicide Postvention Response Team, Cuyahoga County, Ohio; 1 page pdf)
    Click to download and print.
  • From Julia Ellifritt, LISW-S, Program/Education Director, Cornerstone of Hope
    (shared August, 2016 by Pete Bliss, Suicide Postvention Response Team, Cuyahoga County, Ohio; 1 page pdf)
    Click to download and print.
TRAINING MATERIALS
  • Survivors of Suicide Loss Curriculum developed by John L. McIntosh, Ph.D. & Richard W. Hubbard, Ph.D.(Indiana University South Bend). Original development of this curriculum was made possible by a grant from The Retirement Research Foundation, Chicago, IL. This curriculum may be used for educational and training purposes. It may not be reprinted or used in any published form without permission of the authors. CLICK HERE to download the latest revision (November, 2015)

  • “Introduction to Suicidology: Prevention, Intervention, Postvention”
    (shared October, 2015 by Pete Bliss, Suicide Postvention Response Team, Cuyahoga County, Ohio; 36 page pdf)
    CLICK HERE to download and print.

Books
  • Devastating Losses: How Parents Cope with the Death of a Child to Suicide or Drugs
    William Feigelman, Ph.D.; John Jordan, Ph.D.; John McIntosh, Ph.D.; Beverly Feigelman, LCSW
    Foreward by Dr. Frank Campbell
    Click for more details and ordering information.

  • Routledge International Handbook of Clinical Suicide Research
    Edited by John R. Cutcliffe, Josť Santos, Paul S. Links, Juveria Zaheer, Henry G. Harder, Frank Campbell, Rod McCormick, Kari Harder, Yvonne Bergmans, Rahel Eynan
    Click for more details and ordering information.




Help in Crisis
IASP
The LOSSTeam website is not intended to provide help in a crisis. If you are feeling suicidal or need help for yourself or someone you know, please consult IASP's Suicide Prevention Resources to find a crisis center anywhere in the world. In the US, call toll-free 1-800-273-TALK (8255) for free suicide prevention service or visit SuicidePreventionLifeline.org.

You can use the IASP website to find resources world-wide: www.iasp.info/resources/Crisis_Centres/


Local Outreach Services
ACTS Helpline

U.S.A. -- The ACTS Helpline program is the only 24/7/365 crisis hotline serving the citizens of Prince William County, and those of Manassas City and Manassas Park. It provides crisis intervention for suicide, and well as community training in suicide prevention / intervention / postvention. Trainers are certified in ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training), Safe TALK, Suicide TALK, and QPR (Question, Persuade and Refer).

Website: actspwc.org/acts-programs/helpline/

ARBOR (Active Response Bereavement Outreach)
ARBOR
Australia -- ARBOR stands for Active Response Bereavement Outreach. It offers short-medium term counselling, referral, volunteer peer support and support groups to people who have lost loved ones to suicide.

ARBOR Counselling is held at various locations. Initial sessions can be held at clientís homes. ARBORís grief counsellors are professionals with tertiary qualifications. They can provide professional support and strategies for managing grief. ARBOR also offers support groups around the metro area. Clients may be referred to other Anglicare WA services.

Website: www.arborsupport.org.au/


Franklin County LOSS
Franklin County LOSS
U.S.A. -- Franklin County LOSS provides suicide grief support in Columbus, Ohio. Programs include: Survivor Companion Program, Events (such as Remembrance events and International Survivor Day), Education and First Responder Program.

Website: franklincountyloss.org


Front Porch Coalition
Front Porch Coaltions
U.S.A. -- Front Porch Coaltion is a grassroots, community-based organization working to prevent the incidence of suicide and to provide support to those who have lost a loved one to suicide. Serving the Rapid City (South Dakota) and immediate surrounding Black Hills area.

Website: frontporchcoalition.org
Website: Here4HOPE.org


Nebraska LOSS Team
Nebraska LOSS Team
U.S.A. -- 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.

Website: http://nelossteam.unl.edu


Suicide Awareness Coalition of Tarrant County LOSS Team
Nebraska LOSS Team
U.S.A. -- LOSS Team is a joint effort of Mental Health America of Greater Tarrant County and local police departments providing local outreach to suicide survivors.

If you would like more information about LOSS Team, utilizing our services, becoming a member, or training for your organization, please call 817-733-9123.

Website: Click here for website


Other Resources
LivingWorks

U.S.A. -- LivingWorks is the suicide intervention training company. Based upon current knowledge, they believe suicide intervention should be a major part of every communityís suicide prevention strategy. A one-on-one relationship between a person at risk and a competent helper represents a unique opportunity of effecting a lifesaving or life-altering change. LivingWorks trains community helpers of all kinds to work in this intervention context.

Website: www.LivingWorks.net

Nebraska Youth Suicide Prevention Partnership

U.S.A. -- The NEBRASKA YOUTH SUICIDE PREVENTION PARTNERSHIP website has an archive of all of their past webinars with both the events' audio and the presenters' PowerPoints. Topics covered include postvention, clergy/church and suicide, youth issues and suicide, and military and suicide.

Website: http://youthsuicideprevention.nebraska.edu/index.php

Suicide Loss Foundation
Suicide Loss Foundation
U.S.A. -- Locally, nationally and internationally, Suicide Loss Foundation will be a vocal advocate for survivors of suicide loss. Our plan is to connect survivors of suicide loss with the financial, emotional, or social resources you need to heal. Once we raise the support we need, we can begin providing resources to survivors.

Website: http://www.suicideloss.org/

Suicide: Finding Hope

U.S.A. -- SUICIDE: FINDING HOPE seeks to help you navigate the journey after suicide which is often lonely and confusing. In addition to a wealth of about suicide, mental illness, and coping with suicide loss, the site allows users to leave comments and so provides a place to connect with others who not only want to understand suicide but find hope in the face of loss. It is a peaceful and beautiful place to help you find your serenity along your journey.

Website: www.SuicideFindingHope.com

Contemplation & Inspiration
Gravity Glue

U.S.A. -- Gravity Glue shares stunning photographs of Michael Grabís experience in the art of stone balance. . . All Gravity Glue images and videos exhibit real rocks that he has balanced and photographed himself. “The process boils down to contemplative stone arrangement; involving patience, adaptation, slow-breathing, steady hands, and a plethora of other practiced skills.”

Website: www.GravityGlue.com


Please note: the LOSSTeam website is not intended to provide help in a crisis. If you are feeling suicidal or need help for yourself or someone you know, please consult IASP's Suicide Prevention Resources to find a crisis center anywhere in the world. In the US, call toll-free 1-800-273-TALK (8255) for a free suicide prevention service or visit SuicidePreventionLifeline.org.

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