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Dr. Campbell Addresses 8th Annual LOSS Team Conference

Dr. Frank Campbell delivered the keynote address on October 22 at the LOSS Team Conference in Phoenix, Arizona. Dr. Campbell discussed the importance of the LOSS Team program as a way to suicide survivors in the wake of their devastating loss, connecting them to resources and providing hope and encouragement. He elaborated on this active postvention model and how all facets of the community can play a part in being the installation of hope.


Mrs. Smith Goes to Downing Street

Mrs. Shirley Smith (pictured at the far left), who started the first LOSS Team in the UK, visited Downing Street with other suicide prevention leaders for an announcement by the Prime Minister on World Mental Health Day of the new ministerial role for suicide prevention.

Photo courtesy If You Care Share Foundation


Kudos

Mrs. Shirley Smith attended the 7th Annual LOSS Team Conference (April 24-27, 2017) with the sponsorship of the Winston Churchill Fellowship on Peer Support and postvention services in America (Read her comments.) The Winston Churchill Memorial Trust sent a letter to Dr. Campbell to laud his involvement and help. The letter states, “. . . our Trust carries forward [Sir Winston Churchill’s] legacy by funding British Citizens from all ages and backgrounds to travel overseas to bring back best practice, for the benefit of others in their professions and communities in the UK. . . and to establish two-way exchanges of knowledge and lasting friendships.”

CLICK HERE to read the full letter.

Conference Reports

From the 7th Annual LOSS Team Conference (April 24-27, 2017)
The theme of the conference was “Strength in Numbers: Engaging the Community in Suicide Postvention”. It provided an opportunity for mental health professionals, first responders, school counselors, suicide loss survivors, LOSS Team members, and others from the community to learn more about suicide postvention and the Active Postvention Model known as LOSS (Local Outreach to Suicide Survivors) Team. Featured speakers were Frank Campbell, PhD, LCSW and Stuart Smith, MA, LPC.

Shirley Smith of IfUCareShare said, “Attending the Conference, I have a vision of how our service needs to develop and this came from learning from Dr Campbell, Jill McMahon and Sandra McNally & their colleagues who provide such an invaluable and life saving service through the LOSS team model.”

CLICK HERE to read a fuller recap of the event.

Next year’s National LOSS Team Conference will take place October 22-26, 2018 in Phoenix, Arizona. Save the date!






LOSS Team Reports & News
From the 7th Annual National LOSS Team Conference (April 24-27, 2017)   (June 1, 2017)
The theme of the conference was “Strength in Numbers: Engaging the Community in Suicide Postvention”. It provided an opportunity for mental health professionals, first responders, school counselors, suicide loss survivors, LOSS Team members, and others from the community to learn more about suicide postvention and the Active Postvention Model known as LOSS (Local Outreach to Suicide Survivors) Team.

How Texas -- and the U.S. -- Might Get to Zero Suicides   (October 15, 2016)
The Denton County LOSS Team was interviewed for this article by Libby Coleman in the online magazine OZY

Prince William Officers Recognized for Commitment to ACTS LOSS Team   (March 4, 2016)

LOSS Team of Arizona: Program Information/Data for 2015   (February 11, 2016)

Central Nebraska LOSS Team Completes First Full Year   (December 30, 2015)

LOSS Team of Tarrant County: Demographic and Program Data, September 1, 2014 - August 31, 2015   (December 27, 2015)

LOSS Team Started in Denton County, TX in October, 2015: Report from Tracy Maddoux, MSW, LMSW, LCDC (LOSS Team Coordinator, Denton County)   (December 27, 2015)



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Archived Stories
ACTS Helpline LOSS Team History   (December 15, 2012)

LivingWorks Education ASIST Training   (July 1, 2011)




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