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At the same time, we are reminded about the devastation caused by suicide in families and the need for "postvention"
Prevention is the hope - not postvention care of grieving parents.
Later this summer we will have completed the first curriculum designed to help workplaces improve their prevention, intervention and postvention (suicide crisis response) capacities.
The Office of Suicide Prevention (established in 2005 in the Nevada Health and Human Services Department) serves as an educational resource for suicide prevention, intervention and postvention (a term that means bereavement support and assistance for suicide attempt survivors), as well as printed material.
It presented goals, objectives and strategies for youth suicide prevention, intervention and “postvention,” i.e., coping with the aftermath of a student’s attempted suicide, or completed suicide.”