Tricia Baxley is a Volunteer with LOSS Community Services.

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Tricia lost her husband, Chuck, to suicide in 2016. She is currently a support group facilitator at LOSS Community Services and companions several suicide survivors. Tricia is a graduate of QPR (suicide gatekeeper training) and completed “How to Tell Your Story Trainings”.

In her profession, as a certified Life Transitions Coach, Tricia often coaches clients on the grieving process and the need to transform to heal. This is both her passion and career and utilizes various training tools to facilitate this growth (including MBTI and Strong Inventory). She believes that transformation is the most challenging part of suicide loss because your world is virtually obliterated and leaning towards growth, which can be painful under normal circumstances, is extremely challenging under suicide loss.

Tricia has hosted many group meetings in person and has currently moved to an online platform. She has degrees in finance and psychology and spent 20 years in a financial services business with her husband until his death. As a result of her background, she is very comfortable speaking to large groups and is very adept at changing the tone to fit the theme (e.g. fundraising, informational, motivational, etc.).

In addition to volunteering at LOSS, Tricia is a youth leader at her church, she is on the Youth Council of her church, attends an annual mission trip to Tecate, Mexico to build homes for the poor, and organizes monthly homeless events (gather items from friends and family throughout the month, meet at her home, put together toiletry bags, go out in the community and deliver the items where the homeless live). All of these service activities feed her soul, strengthens her gratitude for what she currently has, and continually remind her to have compassion for everyone’s struggles.

“My goal is to deliver a message of hope when I speak about suicide loss. Additionally, I am currently authoring a book on the power of loss to transform, which will be completed by year-end.”

Examples of Audiences:

• Loss Survivors
• Workplaces
• Faith Communities
• Life Transition Coaching

Topics Include:

• Postvention bereavement support for family, friends, professionals, and peers
• Suicide Grief
• Hope