STOPS speaking to Rotary Club of Slidell… Press Release below



St. Tammany Parish has one of the highest suicide rates in Louisiana, and is approximately 18% above the state average. On Friday, January 8, 2016, The Rotary Club of Slidell will welcome STOPS representative to speak our membership about this vital program.

STOPS was formed as a private non-profit organization in December 2001. The organization is comprised entirely of volunteers who are committed to providing community programs in an effort to lower the suicide rate in St. Tammany Parish and help families cope with the the loss of a loved one to suicide.

The mission of STOPS is to reduce the incidence of suicide and its devastating aftermath in our community. “By fostering prevention, intervention, and postvention resources, we seek to create a community safety net for individuals and families in crisis.”

STOPS also offers many other programs to the citizens of St. Tammany Parish in an effort to decrease the loss of lives from suicide. These programs include: LOSS Team, SOS Meetings, and Training. Please visit the website at and click on a link for more information or download their “Scope of Activities” for more information.

The Rotary Club of Slidell meets every Friday at noon at Pinewood Country Club in Slidell, La.

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