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We are a trauma focused support system for survivors of suicide loss providing hope for healing through education, resources, and support services surrounding the grief and trauma of losing someone to suicide.

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September 29th, 6:01 pm
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After my son died by suicide, I tried therapy... but relating to them was difficult because they didn't lose someone to suicide. LaL offered group sessions with other survivors. I found it easier to open up because they've been in my shoes, they understood the emotions I was going through. And now, I hope I can help others. There's a definite need in Stark County for this type of support group.

September 29th, 4:40 pm
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It’s strange scrolling through your feed and boom 💥 your face appears. Thank you CommQuest Services for sharing. 💛🌻On this episode of the Hope Discovered Podcast our guest is Shannon Ortiz. Shannon is an advocate for survivors of suicide loss. She is most known as the founder of Light After Loss, an organization that is a trauma focused support system for survivors of suicide loss providing hope for healing through education, resources, and support services surrounding the grief and trauma of losing someone to suicide.

You can find out more about Light After Loss and the Hope and Healing Center at buff.ly/3plEKqC. If you or a loved one are in need of mental health, addiction recovery, or social support services, call 330.455.0374 or visit CommQuest.org/samedayassessments for a list of walk-in assessment hours and locations.
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September 29th, 3:00 pm
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Did you know.... we have lots of info and resources on our YouTube?
This one is a tutorial on how to see what's on our Charity List and raise money for us by buying us what's on that list!! #winwin #fundraising
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September 28th, 7:33 pm
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You have given me a comfortable, caring place to talk about my loss with those who truly understand because they have suffered the same trauma 💔 and given me hope that I can survive this.

I never thought of myself as a support group kind of person before; but after meeting Shannon and Scott and giving it a try, I can say with 100% confidence I would not be as far along on my grief journey and healing as I am without them and the survivors I have met along the way. Light after Loss is full of people who make you feel validated and understood. Shannon is just an amazing person with a beautiful soul! ❤

September 28th, 3:33 pm
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Great way to start the week… L.O.S.S. / D.O.S.S. Team overview with Stark County Sheriff’s department. Thank you Light after Loss for your continued support of traumatic loss survivors and to Ohio Suicide Prevention Foundation for making this training possible! ... See MoreSee Less

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Thank YOU Denise! You are amazing! We couldn't get this off the ground without you! 💛🌻

September 28th, 1:00 pm
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September 27th, 11:00 am
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The level of loss surrounding us has never been more palatable. Welcome The Hope and Healing Center. Traumatic loss support services have arrived in #starkcounty ... See MoreSee Less

The level of loss surrounding us has never been more palatable. Welcome The Hope and Healing Center. Traumatic loss support services have arrived in #starkcounty
#healthenhelp #survivorssupportingsurvivors
September 25th, 3:00 pm
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Tuesday Topic Talk! Come, Connect, Chat.
Second Tuesday of Every Month
Join us for a topic surrounding Suicide Loss via Zoom ⬇️
#survivorssupportingsurvivors
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Zoom Meeting ID: 549 189 2176
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Tuesday Topic Talk! Come, Connect, Chat.
Second Tuesday of Every Month
Join us for a topic surrounding Suicide Loss via Zoom ⬇️  
#survivorssupportingsurvivors 
https://ed.gr/dtvit
Zoom Meeting ID: 549 189 2176
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We are supporting over 175 individuals and their families and counting! Help us spread the word! How has Light after Loss helped YOU?

We are supporting over 175 individuals and their families and counting! Help us spread the word! How has Light after Loss helped YOU?

It’s strange scrolling through your feed and boom 💥 your face appears. Thank you CommQuest Services for sharing. 💛🌻

Did you know.... we have lots of info and resources on our YouTube?
This one is a tutorial on how to see what's on our Charity List and raise money for us by buying us what's on that list!! #winwin #FUNdraising

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Support Survivors with Amazon Smile

Tutorial on how to buy things from our Charity List AND financially support Light after Loss!!

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We are supporting over 175 individuals and their families and counting! Help us spread the word! How has Light after Loss helped YOU?

We are supporting over 175 individuals and their families and counting! Help us spread the word! How has Light after Loss helped YOU?

The level of loss surrounding us has never been more palatable. Welcome The Hope and Healing Center. Traumatic loss support services have arrived in #starkcounty

Today is National Law Enforcement Suicide Awareness Day. Created in 2020 "to recognize the service of officers lost to suicide, raise awareness about suicide in law enforcement and, to remind officers and their families that they are not alone; help is available. This day will help to reduce ...the stigma associated with seeking help and, recognize that one moment in time does not define a life."

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National Law Enforcement Suicide Awareness Day - Blue H.E.L.P.

Created by Blue H.E.L.P in 2020, National Law Enforcement Suicide Awareness Day shines a light on the tragedy on officer suicide.

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Tuesday Topic Talk! Come, Connect, Chat.
Second Tuesday of Every Month
Join us for a topic surrounding Suicide Loss via Zoom ⬇️
#survivorssupportingsurvivors
https://ed.gr/dtvit
Zoom Meeting ID: 549 189 2176

Today is the Fall Kickoff Fundraiser!!
I will be there 12-2, but #LaL Board Members, Survivors, and Volunteers will be there throughout the day. Thank you Keri Sullivan for support those impacted by suicide and other traumatic loss.
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The rest of this week has a ...variety of support services available!!

A group of us went and supported Jeff and Donna Heck, founders of 33 Forever, Inc. Kevin Hines was the #blessingsofboth Unimaginable pain in one hand turned into purpose in the other. Thank you to all those that were brave enough to share their story last night.

When we come together to ...collectively share so much hurt, it ends up looking like #hope Your story is the key that unlocks everyone else’s voice.~Shannon 💛🌻#survivorssupportingsurvivors

Feeling stuck in the suck? Traumatic loss can leave us feeling lost.
Connect with other loss survivors. #survivorssupportingsurvivors
Scan the QR code to connect with free services. #lightafterloss

Suicide prevention is everyone’s business. You don’t have to be a trained professional to save someone from themselves. Book a FREE training for you and your organization today!! Lightafterlossstark@gmail.com

Suicide Loss Bereavement Book Club. Come, Connect, Chat.
#survivorssupportingsurvivors
First Monday of Every Month via Zoom. Link below 👇🏻

https://ed.gr/dtvim
Zoom Meeting ID: 549 189 2176

Don’t learn to tie your laces from someone who isn’t walking in your shoes. 👠 👞 #survivorssupportingsurvivors

Our in-house hugger, Scott Hajba, is wanting to start a Mourning Mens group. Contact him (or me) so we can work to find the best day/time for those interested. #mensmentalhealth

Keri Sullivan is hosting her annual fundraiser and this year we are the beneficiary's!! If you didn't get your food tickets, you can just show up at the door for $10 and bring your own!! Raffle baskets, 50/50, and craft beer... oh my!! Fun, friends, and fundraising.

We are carpooling to see Kevin Hines in Mansfield thanks to 33 Forever, Inc. Meeting at The HHC at 5:30pm tomorrow!! Let us know if you plan on going and want a ride in the Sunshine Shuttle!! 🌻

Update…
-Donations still needed
-Food tickets still available
-Volunteers wanted
The fundraising goal is $10,000 that will go toward the renovations at The Hope and Healing Center. 💛🌻

We smile 😃 when you choose Light after Loss as your Amazon Smile nonprofit. You shop. We make money 💰#FUNdraisers
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