Survivor Experience

Losing a loved one to suicide can be life-altering. It is helpful to understand what you or your loved ones are experiencing. Learn about common emotions and challenges, the grief journey, and what can help.

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide hope and encouragement for those impacted by suicide.

The Central Nebraska LOSS Team of Kearney was created to assist families after a loved one has died by suicide. The LOSS Team provides compassion, support and information about available resources to members of the community. Our mission is to provide hope and healing for newly bereaved as they begin their journey of moving forward.

Suicide survivors are those who have a loved one complete suicide. They may be at risk due to their emotional response, which may include the use of unhealthy coping strategies or attempting suicide themselves.

Volunteers Needed

Caring and empathetic individuals, passionate about the wellbeing of the community

Must live in the Kearney community or within a 30-mile radius.

Licensed mental health practitioners. Survivors of a friend, family member or significant other to suicide.

Contact Renae Zimmer at 308.708.0965 or

Our Goal

Our goal is to provide a clear message so survivors can move through their time of shock and despair. Our team is available to you. Meetings are generally brief in nature at a predetermined location. Seeking out professional assistance is suggested, at times, for the healing process.

We are composed of trained suicide survivors and mental health professionals. The team is activated by first response officials at the request of family members following a suicide. Volunteers provide immediate assistance to survivors to help them cope with the trauma of their loss, provide follow-up contact with the survivors and coordinate the utilization of services and support groups within the community.

The LOSS team is a volunteer group connected by a passion of providing hope and encouragement for those impacted by suicide. Those connected with our team hope to sustain this organization indefinitely within Kearney and the surrounding area as an invaluable resource for those dealing with a loss by suicide.


The Central Nebraska LOSS promotes and encourages events that promote positive mental health awareness messaging and utilizes best practices where suicide prevention is concerned.  Part of the healing journey is to understand you are not alone.  Some events are designed to help in that healing process and some are designed to educate.  On occasion, the LOSS team will promote and endorse a program in our area or state that we feel may benefit the good of all.

November 2021
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