After a Death by Suicide

Find support resources for individuals, schools, organizations and communities who are coping with a death by suicide.

Postvention

Postvention

Postvention is defined as actions taken after a death by suicide. This section contains many best practice resources and information for use in a variety of environments to ensure careful and sensitive care for families and communities impacted by a death by suicide.
Grief

Grief

This section provides information and resources for supporting those who have lost a loved one by death by suicide.   Find Texas-based support groups, guidelines and additional information for the grieving process. As with any sudden or unexpected death, those who have lost a loved one to death by suicide (often called survivors of suicide) have not had time to say goodbye.

More Information

For more information on postvention for family and friends, see Part 3B in “Coming Together to Care, A Suicide Prevention and Postvention Toolkit for Texas Communities,” http://texassuicideprevention.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/24215-Mental_Health_09_Suicide_Prev_Book_Complete_FINAL.pdf

Also see our Information Library section, titled ,”After a Suicide,” with more information on the topic.

Postvention Check-List