If your school has lost someone to suicide, students will be struggling to cope and as the community seeks a way to respond. The first step in managing this difficult situation is to find reliable information, practical tools, and pragmatic guidance.
In collaboration with the federally-funded Suicide Prevention Resource Center, we created After a Suicide: A Toolkit for Schools to help schools in the aftermath of a suicide or other death.
Developed in consultation with national experts, this toolkit offers a practical resource to schools facing real-time crises in diverse populations and communities.
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.