Evidence has shown that how information is shared about a suicide attempt or death can have an impact in the community. Following best practices and guidelines such as the ones below can help to minimize the risk in your community.
- Safe and Effective Messaging for Suicide Prevention
- Best Practices and Recommendations for Reporting on Suicide
- National Recommendations for Depicting Suicide
After a Suicide Attempt
A Guide for Taking Care of Your Family Member After Treatment in the
Emergency Department https://www.preventsuicidect.org/files/2012/05/AfterAnAttemptFamilyGuide.pdf
(Specialized groups for family and friends who love someone who has attempted suicide/has chronic thoughts about suicide coming soon!)
For a list of NAMI Connecticut Family Support Groups, please visit:https://namict.org/find-support/support-groups/
After a Suicide/Postvention
Coping with Suicide Loss
We are sorry about the death of your friend or loved one.
When an individual takes his or her own life, the people they leave behind are often referred to as survivors of suicide. Survivors may be family members, friends, co-workers, neighbors, clinicians, first responders, community members or anyone else impacted by a suicide death. Each individual situation is different.
The days and weeks immediately following a suicide are often the most difficult. Below are links to information and resources for survivors. Our hope is that you will use these resources provided by our friends at NAMI New Hampshire to guide you through some of the difficult days ahead.
Support groups for suicide loss survivors: https://afsp.org/find-a-support-group
Additional resources: https://www.preventsuicidect.org/postvention/