LOSS Community Services (Local Outreach to Suicide Survivors) exists to be an instillation of hope to the bereaved by suicide, equipping them so they can thrive!
We envision a community of suicide loss survivors experiencing a restoration of hope and standing together for suicide awareness!
LOSS began serving the community on November 1, 2014.
Since 2014, there have been over 600 suicides in Franklin County and LOSS has supported more than 3,000 loss survivors.
Why all the focus on serving those who are bereaved by suicide?
Because research shows the liklihood of the bereaved by suicide taking their own life is much higher than someone not bereaved by suicide.
Because the grief associated with a suicide loss is devastating and often times isolating. It may be riddled with shame, unanswered questions and guilt. Survivors of a suicide loss need resources and other survivors.
Because it is often those who have been most personally impacted by suicide that passionately dedicate themselves to suicide prevention awareness.
Because Franklin County needs healthy loss survivors who are leading the charge in suicide prevention.
To learn more about LOSS please visit losscs.org