The Kim Foundation, in partnership with the Nebraska State Suicide Prevention Coalition and Region 6 Behavioral Health,
has established a Local Outreach to Suicide Survivors (LOSS) Team in the Omaha Metro area.
The Metro Area LOSS Team is based on a nationally recognized postvention effort to bring immediate support to survivors of suicide. LOSS acts as a first response team when a suicide occurs and works together with law enforcement officers, fire fighters, EMTs, and other first responders. Members of the LOSS team, which consists of survivor volunteers (persons who have experienced the suicide of a loved one) and mental health professionals, are activated by first response officials to the scene of the suicide and are present to offer resources, support, and sources of hope to the newly bereaved. Team members additionally provide follow up contact with survivors and help coordinate the utilization of services and support groups within the community.
Research has shown that through programs such as LOSS, survivors are not only more likely to seek help for their own emotional response to the suicide, but are also at a significantly reduced risk to attempt or complete suicide themselves.
If you recently lost someone to suicide and would like a call-out from the LOSS team, please contact the Metro Area LOSS Team (available 24/7) at 402.686.0070 or contact The Kim Foundation office during work hours to schedule a call-out at 402.891.6911.
This is not a suicide crisis hotline. If you or someone you know is in immediate danger to themselves or others, please dial 911.
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