The Loss Team is a joint effort between Tulare and Kings County via The Suicide Prevention Taskforce (www.SPTF.org). Its goal is to assist families who have experienced the loss of a loved one by suicide.
Studies show that exposure to completed and attempted suicide in the family has also been found to increase suicide risk among family members by providing a “social model” of self-harm behavior. This is why The Loss Team's efforts are vital.
The Loss Team started in November of 2013 and is fully driven by trained local volunteers in conjunction with the County Coroner’s Office. The Loss Team is currently seeking more volunteers to be able to assist communities in the wake of increasing suicide rates both locally and nationally. The Loss Team is providing no-cost trainings for those interested in becoming members of The Loss Team.
Kings County Behavioral Health is launching an effort to increase Loss Team volunteers, so if you or someone you know is interested in becoming a part of this movement visit their web page :