Establish Credibility

WHY IS IT IMPORTANT?

  • You have credibility when key stakeholders (law enforcement, coroner's office), peers (mental health agencies, funeral homes), and those you serve have trust and confidence in the service you provide.​
  • Given LOSS Teams consist primarily of volunteers, it is especially important stakeholders, peers, and those you serve have confidence in your ability to provide appropriate care.
  • You will want law enforcement and/or the coroner's office to contact you when there has been a suicide as often as possible.
  • You will want peers to confidently refer clients to your LOSS Team.
  • You will want those who have been impacted by a suicide loss to refer others to your LOSS Team if needed.

HOW TO ESTABLISH CREDIBILITY

 

 

Communities can provide hope to people impacted by a suicide loss.

Suicide is a public health issue that deserves to be responded to in proportion to its impact.