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Postvention Resources for LOSS Teams and Volunteers, and Survivors of Suicide Loss

Center for Loss and Life Transition

Dr Alan Wolfelt is the mind behind the philosophy of our services in how we hold space for survivors, the manner in which we speak about our grief journey, and the training that sustains us. You can learn more about his trianings, books and philosophy by visiting https://www.centerforloss.com/. 

For information on the Deatha nd Grief Studies certification, visit https://www.centerforloss.com/trainings/certificates/

National LOSS Team

The active postvention model for serving individuals bereaved by suicide, the LOSS Team, was first modeled by Frank Campbell. This is the model we have adapted our Inital Response Team after. Read more and examine additional resources at https://www.lossteam.com, 

Ohio Sucide Prevention Foundation

The Ohio Suicide Prevention Foundation recently added a postvention section to their site.

https://www.ohiospf.org/postvention/

Layla Saves Lives Inspirational Memorial Garden

Michael May, of Warren, Ohio, is creating a space for individuals who have lost someone to suicide (and other traumatic losses) to honor their loved one in a safe, inviting garden complete with a labyrinth. Michael continues to find ways to honor the loss of his daughter by learning about grief and loss so he can assist others in trauma.  Find the organization on Facebook.

LOSS COMMUNITY SERVICES -STATEWIDE OFFERING SPONSORED BY OSPF

Led by the Franklin County-based LOSS Community Services, the Virtual Gathering is a time for loss survivors to come together. There is an educational component. You can see their topics on Facebook or by visiting their website.

Virtual Gatherings are hosted online every first and third Tuesday at 7:00 pm.  You can complete the one-time/year registration at https://losscs.org/virtual-gathering/, as well as check the date of the program and topic.   Please note: You will receive a Zoom link shortly after registration. Remember to check your "junk" mail if you do not receive it. You will need this same link for the remainder of the year. A new link will be available the first week of January- please register again for that link that week.

Our organization: Grief and Loss in Motion/Trumbull County LOSS

See our events page for programs and events that include support group, Suicide Cafe (to fight stigma), butterfly release, Maker:Grief programming and more! 

Available for public speaking events and trainings in a variety of postvention and prevention topics, including:

Support Group Training

QPR Gatekeeper Suicide Prevention Training, (Certified Trainer)

 "The W's Matter: Story Telling Training for survivors, professionals, and peer supporters (trainings are specific to groups so please indicate need)

Empathy Distress Syndrome (no more compassion fatigue, please! )

Safe Space training with a focus on Psychological Safety

LOSS Team Coordinator training

 LOSS Team Volunteer training

Using PFA in Peer Support

and more. 

Please contact admin@suicidepostvention.org   

For Health and Healing: 

It is often difficult to find locations that feel safe and welcoming after a suicide loss. Please consider TriYounity LLC for your selfcare and fitness needs. The float therapy is highly recommended and Ms. Paulette Edington makes everyone feel welcome, supported and valued. Also available: sauna, yoga classes (some are free!), Chair Exercise, Hip Hop Step with Kassey, Pound, and more! Prefer privacy when exercising- grab a membership and enjoy the workout room. 

Ease Into Balance is also highly  recommend for body, mind and soul. Visit Jennifer or Greta and learn more about how your body works and address pain (including long-term traumatic injuries).

Our selfcare packages include items from local businesses:

Fattycakes Soaps : created a custom soap for our survivors to assist in reducing stress.

Warren Grown:   "Calm" is a blend of tea that one of our survivors loves because it  provides them with a sense of comfort and better sleep. 

Center for Hope and Healing

Stark County's Light After Loss has created a haven for anyone dealing with grief and loss. Please visit their site. 

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