The LOSS Program (Loving Outreach to Survivors of Suicide) helped me tremendously! After losing my brother, Patrick, to suicide back in September of 2003, I went to the LOSS meetings every Sunday (for two years) at Queen of Martyers Parish in Evergreen Park, IL. I can’t put into words how much those meetings helped me. They saved me. Truly. I was newly married and had a one year old son at the time. I was so grief stricken and didn’t know where to turn. Being raised Catholic, the Church was an obvious place to start. It helped being with others who had gone through the same shocking and devastating loss. It helped to know that I wasn’t alone. I believe it was Father Charles Rubey who wrote each and every monthly newsletter. His words meant so much and I’ve always wanted to thank him. I hope he knows just how much he’s helped people! He signed every newsletter: Keep on Keepin’ on. Well, I am. I’ve had two more sons since then. I’ve gone on to live a very happy and fulfilling life in hopes that my brother Pat is looking down on me, and his three nephews, with pride. I miss him terribly, but I know that he’s in Heaven and is no longer in pain. Thanks again.