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Railroad Systems Initiate Suicide Prevention Efforts

Suicide is currently the 10th leading cause of death for all ages in the United States. While suicide by handguns and prescription drug overdoses are the two most common methods, death by train has also become a problem. According to the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) there are roughly 275-325 completed railroad suicides per year with

Music as Therapy

I recently wrote a blog entitled Winter at Carnegie Hall, which was about an 18 year old pianist from Missouri, named Liam, who died by suicide. Following his death, his mother Lisa sought out a way to honor his memory.

“Winter” at Carnegie Hall

A Missouri teenager’s original composition “Winter” was performed at the famous Carnegie Hall’s Christmas concert on December 19th. However, Liam Picker, the talented young pianist who composed the piece was not able hear his masterpiece come to life.

Metro Area LOSS Team Monthly Update

The Metro Area LOSS Team met on Tuesday February 23rd, for the first time since November. In December, we turned our regular meeting into a holiday party at DJ’s Dugout. Meeting for a fun evening out gave us an opportunity to bond and get to know each other better. Since our January meeting was canceled

Princess Kate Pledges Mental Health Help If Her Children Have A Need

Princess Kate, The Duchess of Cambridge, made a powerful statement on the new children’s mental health pod cast series, Child in Mind.

How To Approach Bullying

Heading back to school can be an exciting time, but for children who have experienced bullying, it can be very stressful. It’s not uncommon for youth who have been victims to be hesitant to tell their parents about what has been going on, in fear that they will go to the school...

Safely Secure Your Handguns For Free

The Omaha Police Department is helping in the suicide prevention effort by assisting citizens in securing firearms in local homes. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, which handles that registration, reported that there were more than 3.1 million National Firearms Act-registered weapons in the U.S. as of March 2012.

A Thankful Heart Can Create a Healthier Mind and Body

As we gather with family and friends this holiday season, it is not uncommon to reflect on our many blessings. Thanksgiving is a time to express gratitude for all things big and small. However, if we chose to live with a gracious heart all year long, experts say...

LOSS Team Update

As November begins to come to a close and the holidays draw near, I begin to reflect on our team and our mission. Over the past year, our team has doubled in size and is continuing to grow. Since our beginning only 17 months ago, we have provided suicide specific community resources and...

Metro Area LOSS Team Update

In October our group welcomed Larry Duncan, Program Director at Catholic Charities’ Campus for Hope. Larry spoke to our group about substance use disorder and gave us tips on how we can be supportive to survivors when they or a loved one is struggling with addiction.