Postvention Attempt Community - Alliance for Suicide Prevention of Larimer County

Community Postvention after a Suicide attempt

Developing a systemwide suicide postvention plan is a critical step for any organization, community, or institution that wants to effectively respond to and prevent suicide. Suicide postvention refers to the actions taken after a suicide to support those impacted by the loss and to prevent additional suicides. A systemwide plan ensures that everyone in the organization or community is aware of their role in responding to suicide, and that resources and protocols are in place to provide immediate and ongoing support to those affected. This webpage provides guidance and resources for developing a comprehensive and effective suicide postvention plan that can be adapted to meet the unique needs of your school, organization or community.

Postvention plans should consider the following tasks:
         1. Disseminate information in the organization/community in the most appropriate way.
         2. Support those most affected.
         3. Identify and support those at risk.
         4. Provide education on suicide and depression.
         5. Link to resources.

Postvention for the Community

After a Suicide Attempt: Community

A suicide attempt can have a significant impact on a community. It can create a ripple effect of grief, shock, and confusion among family members, friends, colleagues, and others who may have known the individual. Suicide attempts can have a lasting impact on a community, making it important to have resources and support in place to address the emotional and mental health needs of those affected.
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Postvention For Schools

After a Suicide Attempt: School Toolbox

As a school, what can you do to help your students and faculty after a suicide attempt. Having policies and protocols in place can help take the immediate burden off students, teachers, and counselors. In addition, having resources readily available to students, parents and teachers is imperative. 
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Postvention for Employers

When a worker attempts suicide

It is important for employers to take a proactive approach to supporting the mental health needs of their employees and to have resources and protocols in place to respond to a suicide attempt. By providing support and resources, employers can help employees recover and prevent future suicide attempts.
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