The Role of Survivors in Preventing Suicide

Suicide takes the lives of about 34,000 people in the U.S. each year (CDC, 2007). Each of these deaths reverberates through our homes, workplaces, schools, religious organizations, and the other social networks. Those experiencing the suicide of a family member, friend, or colleague are referred to as “survivors.”

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SPA Youth Suicide Prevention Position Statement

Suicide Prevention Australia (SPA) is a non-profit, community organisation working as a public health advocate insuicide and self-harm prevention, intervention and postvention. SPA is the only national umbrella body active in suicideprevention throughout Australia, promoting:• Community awareness and advocacy;• Collaboration and partnerships between communities, practitioners, research and industry;• Information access and sharing; and• Local, regional…

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Principles For Providing Postvention Responses To Individuals, Families & Communities Following A Suicide Death

As part of its commitment to the Queensland Government Suicide Prevention Strategy 2003–2008), the Department of Communities has developed three online resources to assist organisations and service providers to identify and respond to people at risk of suicide. These resources draw upon a range of Australian and international literature on suicide and advice provided by…

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