How to reduce the risk of contagion and promote healingafter a suicide or sudden death
Facilitated by Connect,a National Best Practice suicide preventionprogram developed by the NationalAlliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) – New Hampshire
Date: Tuesday, May 28th, and Wednesday, May 29th
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Location: Hazardville Fire Station, 385 Hazard Ave., Enfield, CT
Hosted by: Enfield Suicide Prevention Steering Committee
A suicide or otheruntimely traumatic death can have a devastating impact on a community. The shock and grief goes well beyondimmediate family and friends, and can have a ripple effect on many others in thecommunity.
A team of professionalswho know what to do, are trained and prepared to act, and have a plan in placewill promote healing and reduce risk after a suicide in light of the chaos thatoften occurs.
Who should attend: Professionals whose job entailsresponding to a suicide death, including: Managers and front-line staff in lawenforcement, school personnel, mental health and social services, health care,faith leaders, members of suicide prevention coalitions, and disaster responseteams.
Bestpractices on how to coordinate a safe and supportive response to suicide
Reducing therisk of suicide contagion, especially with youth
Communicatingsafely about suicide and working with the media
Recommendationsfor funeral and memorial guidelines
Complexityof suicide-related grief over time and throughout the community
Helpingindividuals, families, and the community to heal
Resourcesfor survivors of suicide loss
Developmentof a comprehensive community suicide postvention responseplan
To register contact: Mara Sullivan at 860-253-6380 or formore information, please contact: Jean Haughey at 860-253-6383 or email@example.com