After a Suicide Loss

Postvention (Aftercare)

By implementing coordinated postvention response efforts, it is expected that community education paired with survivor outreach and support will promote healing and prevent emotional distress, suicidal thoughts and behaviors including the reduction of attempts and deaths.

Postvention response refers to the actions and interventions conducted in the immediate aftermath of a suicide event in addition to the short and long term. A suicide event includes a suicide death, attempt, multiple deaths or attempts, or other crises or traumatic events that significantly impact the individual, family, and community.

What can schools do?

Media and Safe Messaging:

2020 Intentional Self-harm (suicide) Deaths:

Resources:

Suicide Loss Survivors

Schools and Higher Education After a Suicide Death

Workplace after a Suicide Death

These are the media partners who took the pledge:

The partners will be added soon.