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LOSS Team & SOS

What is the LOSS Team of Tom Green County?

LOSS Team is a team of volunteer survivors and therapists who are trained to respond to scenes of suicides to provide support, information about resources,  and are a source of hope for newly bereaved after the loss of a loved one to suicide.  A team consists of one survivor and one therapist.

The LOSS Team of Tom Green County works in conjunction with local law enforcement, Justices of the Peace, the Crisis Intervention Unit, the Survivors of Suicide Support Group, therapy, churches, family, friends, and other support services for those in need.

LOSS Team meetings are the first Thursday of each month at 6 PM and the second Monday of each month at noon. Click here to find the next meeting.

LOSS Team Volunteer Training scheduled for May 19. Click here for more information.

For more information, contact Greg Hickey, LPC Intern at gregh@wtcg.us or call (325) 944-2561.

 

 

What is an SOS support group?

Our SOS support group is a peer support group for survivors of suicide. The group has two co-facilitators, a survivor of suicide and a licensed therapist. The SOS group is not a therapy group. Members of the group receive support, guidance, understanding, compassion, comfort, resources, belonging, and social interaction from others who have lost a loved one to suicide.

The SOS support group meets weekly on Tuesdays. If you would like to attend or support this group, please contact us at (325) 944-2561.

What do we mean by a, "survivor," or a, "survivor of suicide?"

Any individual who has experienced the death of someone close to them as a result of suicide. Those believed to be intimately and directly affected by a suicide; that is, those who would self-define as survivors after the suicide of another person (Berman).