The resources included in this section outline steps for supporting the school community following a death by suicide. Resources for both immediate and long-term response are provided.
After a Suicide: A Toolkit for Schools provides step-by-step guidance, templates, and resources for schools dealing with a death by suicide. It is a vital resource to help school administrators and crisis teams plan for and implement appropriate postvention strategies to facilitate communications, support grieving students and staff, identify at-risk individuals, and more.
These guidelines are designed to assist school administrators, teachers, and crisis team members respond to the needs of students and staff after a suicide has impacted the school environment as well as when an individual student’s life may be impacted by a suicide within the family.