LOSS TEAM (Local Outreach to Suicide Survivors)
Many times one suicide can lead to another. Therefore, the LOSS Team serves to provide prevention against additional losses. The ultimate goal of LOSS Teams is to reduce the time between the loss event and the seeking of help, thereby building a foundation of resilience. LOSS Teams help survivors by coordinating various organizations (Suicide Support Groups, Mental Health Departments, Counseling Services and Churches) in seeing that the survivor’s needs are met. Law Enforcement Agencies throughout the US are discovering the value of LOSS Teams when suicide strikes the force or the civilian community.
What others are saying
Thank you so much for coming into our life. I strongly feel that God sent you to us that night...without you I really don't know what route we would of taken and I thank you for making sure we took the high road!
You have let God use you to help our family and friends through the hardest time imaginable with the utmost respect and gentleness. God bless you! Dena Anderson
This world is a better place for having compassionate champions like AFM. Their commitment, tenacity and support helps build the necessary networks so that we as a community can work together to reduce our losses. Sofia Wadman
This world is a better place because you are in it, I admire the work you do! Neill Blake, President Cobb Chapter National Association on Mental Illness
Contact Ken about speaking or leading workshops for your community group!
"Chaplain Ken Koon is on a mission; a personal campaign
to restore hope for all people. Follow the leader!"
Brigadier General Peter Madsen
Chaplain Kenneth Koon, D.Min. serves as the team leader for Fayette LOSS team, a service of Armed Forces Mission to serve all residents of Fayette County. Ken is available to other LOSS Teams, schools, churches, law enforcement and other organizations for keynote addresses or workshop facilitation.
Ken is an ASIST Master Trainer and the developer of the Listen Learn Lead (L3) Suicide Intervention Model. Ken has trained more than 6,000 participants across the USA in suicide intervention and has completed more than 500 successful suicide interventions. He is the 2016 recipient of the Trinity Award for Emergency First Responder. From 2010 to 2015 Ken was able to sustain a ZERO suicide rate in his Army Training Brigade which led to training of soldiers in various commands throughout the US Army Reserve.
In addition to his responsibilities as Executive Director of Armed Forces Mission, Ken serves as the CIT Chaplain for the Peachtree City Police Department.
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