Suicide Prevention Training and Resources for Educators
After a Suicide
If your school or community has experienced the loss of a student to suicide, free consultation and resources can be provided to reduce the likelihood of copycat behavior or suicide "contagion" among other students. For more information, use the Contact Information on this page.
- "After a Suicide: A Toolkit for Schools" is a free, online resource to help schools cope in the aftermath of a suicide. Developed in consultation with national experts, this toolkit is a highly practical resource for schools facing real-time crises, and is applicable for diverse populations and communities. This toolkit was developed by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and the Suicide Prevention Resource Center.
- "After a suicide: Recommendations for religious services and other public memorial observances" is a free, online guide from the Suicide Prevention Resource Center that offers help for community and faith leaders who plan memorial observances and provide support for individuals after the loss of a loved one to suicide.
- "Let's Talk... Surviving the Loss of A Loved One" is a free survivor resource guide created by the Owensboro Regional Suicide Prevention Coalition in conjunction with the Kentucky Suicide Prevention Group.
- Lifelines Postvention educates everyone in the school community about how to successfully address and respond to any type of traumatic death that profoundly affects the school population.
- Suicide Bereavement Support Groups listing from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.