Suicide Postvention Counselling

This booklet is part of an integrated resource – square suicide questions answers resources developed for South Australia as part of the National Suicide Prevention Strategy (NSPS). square consists of 3 layers, each progressively providing more detailed information about suicide prevention.

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Police QRC: Mental Illness in the Media

In Australia, one in five people will directly experience a mental illness in their lifetime and many more will experience problems with their mental health. The media has an important role to play in influencing community attitudes towards and perceptions of mental illness.

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Suicide in the Media

Whether to participate in the story: Avoid participating in repetitive, prominent or excessive reporting of suicide. Will the story increase community understanding of suicide? If so, are you the most appropriate person or organisation to provide comment?

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Loosing Someone to Suicide

You may struggle with what you tell other people. Although you should make whatever decision feels right to you, most people find it best to simply acknowledge that their loved one has died by suicide.

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Practice Handbook: Suicide Bereavement Support Group Facilitation

Evidence (Beautrais, 2004; Campbell, 1997; Campbell, Cataldie, McIntosh & Millet, 2004; Davis & Hinger, 2005; Hatton & Valente, 1981; Hopmeyer & Werk, 1993; Murphy, Johnson & Lohan, 2003 Parrish & Tunkle, 2005; Pietila, 2002) from research has shown that people bereaved by suicide have different emotional experiences of grief and a potentially higher risk of…

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Lifeline: Suicide Bereavement Support Group Best Practice Project

Lifeline Australia received funding from the Commonwealth under the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention’s Community Grants Program to assist in strengthening the capacity of communities and individuals to make life-affirming choices to alleviate distress and promote well-being. Under Lifeline’s suicide prevention spectrum of care strategy, Lifeline sought to more fully address suicide bereavement care within…

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Guidance for community organisations involved in suicide postvention

Over the past few years, a number of New Zealand communities have formed local organisations to providesuicide postvention services aimed at helping people who have been bereaved by suicide. These community initiatives, in which locally-based professional agencies combine with voluntary agencies,have grown out of shared concerns about the New Zealand rate of suicide. This guide…

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After a Suicide: A Prevention Primer for Providers

There is, on avenge, at least one suicide every day in the fwe-county region of southeastern Pennsylvania. It is not known how many of these victims were in the care of behavioral health providers. It is known that the occurrence and co-occurrence of mental illness, and alcohol and substance use are major risk factors for…

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Public Health Action For The Prevention Of Suicide

Suicide is largely preventable. Unlike for many other health issues, the tools to significantly reduce the most tragic loss of life by suicide are available. With collective action to acknowledge and address this serious problem, as well as commitment to effective interventions, supported by political will and resources, preventing suicide globally is within reach.

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