After a Suicide: A Toolkit for Schools

After a Suicide: A Toolkit for Schools

After a Suicide: A Toolkit for Schools provides information, tools, and guidance to schools that have been touched by the tragedy of a suicide.

The Toolkit includes an overview of key considerations, general guidelines for action, do’s and don’ts, templates, and sample materials, all in an easily accessible format applicable to diverse populations and communities. This resource addresses the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention: Increase the proportion of school districts and private school associations with evidence-based programs designed to address serious childhood and adolescent distress and prevent suicide.

The Toolkit includes guidelines for action, do's and don'ts, and templates and sample materials. It covers Crisis Response, Helping Students Cope, Working with the Community, Memorialization, Social Media, Suicide Contagion, and Bringing in Outside Help.