The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention just released an updated edition of After a Suicide: A Toolkit for Schools, an in-depth resource designed to help schools respond in the aftermath of a suicide death. Produced in collaboration with the Suicide Prevention Resource Center, the toolkit provides information on how best to communicate and support the school community and manage the crisis response.The newly updated Second Edition includes:
- Revised information on topics such as social media, memorialization, and contagion
- A new tool to help decide how to appropriately remember and honor a student without contributing to additional emotional trauma or suicide risk
- Examples of how diverse communities have addressed specific issues in responding to a suicide
While designed primarily for school personnel, the toolkit also contains useful guidance for parents and communities.