A Manager's Guide to Suicide Postvention in the Workplace: 10 Action Steps for Dealing with the Aftermath of Suicide
In the U.S., the majority of people who take their lives are working-aged people, and yet workplaces are often unprepared to deal with this crisis. Today the American Association of Suicidology and the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention announce the launch of a collaborative publication, in partnership with Crisis Care Network, and the Carson J. Spencer Foundation entitled A Mangers Guide to Suicide Postvention in the Workplace: 10 Action Steps for Dealing with the Aftermath of Suicide.
Click here to view and download A Manager's Guide.
You are not alone!
A Letter of Comfort from AAS President [PDF]
Coping with the Holidays: A Note from AAS President
There are roughly 36,000 suicides annually in the U.S.
It is estimated that for every suicide there are 6 survivors.
So, approximately 5.4 million Americans became survivors of suicide in the last 25 years!
Surviving Suicide is a newsletter written for and by survivors of suicide. To subscribe, please fill out an order form, and fax it or mail it to AAS. If you're interested in submitting an article, see our writers guidelines.
Articles from Recents Issues of Surviving Suicide:
Notes from Suicide's Underground By Antoon Leenaars, Ph.D. (Winter 2010 Issue)
What really is postvention? By Michelle Linn-Gust, Ph.D. (Fall 2010 Issue)
Clinicians and Suicide Loss By Nina J. Gutin, Ph.D. & Vanessa McGann, Ph.D. (Fall 2010 Issue)
Other sample articles:
Talking about someone who died by suicide
By Miki Tesh
How alcoholism may lead to suicide
By Ernest Shulman
Books Reviewed and Recommended by AAS for Survivors
Want your book reviewed and recommended by the AAS Publications Review Committee for Survivors?
Click here to find out how [PDF]
The SOS Handbook is a pocket-sized, quick-reference booklet for suicide survivors. Written by fellow survivor Jeffrey Jackson, it is brief, clear, and packed with essential information covering nearly every aspect of the survivor ordeal -- from the emotional roller-coaster, to the elusive quest for "Why?", to how to find support groups in your area. You can also order the print version of the handbook here.
SOS en Espanol
Resources for mental health clinicians who have lost a client to suicide