Local Outreach to the Survivors of Suicide (LOSS)

This program provides immediate hands-on assistance to those newly aggrieved by the loss of a loved one to suicide. A survivor of suicide is defined as anyone who has lost a loved one to suicide. STOPS works in conjunction with the St. Tammany Parish Coroner and St. Tammany Parish Sheriff.  Two STOPS trained volunteers, many of whom are suicide survivors themselves, go to the scene of every suicide in the parish to provide comfort and support, to share their experience and knowledge with the new suicide survivors, and to assist in any fashion deemed appropriate. Information and resources are given to the new survivors.