Postvention Support for Organizations
PPSPP can help your organization deal with the aftermath of a suicide loss. This is best done proactively through implementing suicide prevention policies and procedures. PPSPP can provide you with toolkits and consultation free of charge.
The L.O.S.S. Team
This is a team of trained, suicide loss survivors, who are deployed by First Responders to the scene of a suicide. Their role is to serve as an immediate support and advocate to the suicide loss survivors on the scene. The LOSS team member is prepared to help connect those impacted by the loss to needed resources and services. They will provide on-going peer support for as long as there is a need. Bereavement Meetings
PPSPP facilitators hold a group with those closely impacted by the death to help process the loss and help the participants begin their grief journeys. An overview of suicide grief is discussed and resource information is provided. All group participants have access to a one on one check with the facilitator to talk about individual needs after the group meeting concludes. This meeting can be held at the locations that participants feel the most comfortable.
Anyone impacted by a suicide loss is eligible for 5, free, individual grief therapy sessions through PPSPP.
Suicide Loss Grief Groups
Surviving the Storm Grief Groups are the suicide loss peer support groups that we offer to youth ages 6 and up. These groups meet once a week and dinner is provided. Participants receive support and connection with others who have experienced a similar loss. Understanding Your Suicide Grief is a 12-week closed group for 18 and up. It is book club meets peer support style. Participants receive the book, “Understanding your Suicide Grief,” by Alan Wolfelt and get connected with a network of peer support.
Suicide Prevention Connection is a mixed group of individuals who have all been impacted by suicide one way or another. This is a weekly, drop-in group for 18 and up.
Mondays: Adult Peer Support Group 6-730pm
Tuesdays: 12 week closed Adult Grief Group 6-730pm
Wednesdays: Teen Grief Group 6-730pm
Fridays: Kids Grief Group 530-630pm
Losing someone to suicide is very different than losing a loved one in any other way. Our providers approach your suicide grief with a unique understanding of the needs of someone mourning a death by suicide. Any person needing suiciding loss support is eligible for 5 free sessions, regardless of ability to pay or their insurance situation.
Our LOSS (Local Outreach to Suicide Survivors) team consist of suicide loss surviors that respond to a mental health crisis. You will act as an advocate and give ongoing peer support.