Supporting Suicide Loss in Individuals and Communities:
Guidance and Resources for Clinicians
A death by suicide can have a lasting effect on individuals and communities. The professional response to a suicide death, often referred to as postvention, is often led by mental health professionals who may be simultaneously impacted by the loss. This presentation will focus on the experience of suicide grief and its impact on individuals and communities, explain what we know about suicide risk in suicide loss survivors, and share resources for clinicians to help support suicide loss survivors as well as to guide postvention efforts.
- Describe suicide grief and its impact on individuals, clinicians and communities
- Explain suicide risk following a death by suicide
- List 5 resources to support suicide loss survivors and postvention efforts
This is a non-interactive self-study course.
From the time of registration, you have six months to access the coursework.
Dr. Doreen Marshall, Ph.D.
AFSP, Vice President of Mission Engagement
As a psychologist with experience that spans clinical, educational, and professional settings, Dr. Doreen Marshall has been engaged in local and national suicide prevention work for nearly 20 years. Since joining AFSP in 2014, Dr. Marshall has expanded AFSP’s menu of education programs for both clinicians and general audiences and revamped the infrastructure to improve program delivery through a nationwide network of chapters. In her current role, Dr. Marshall fosters partnerships and collaborations with other organizations to advance AFSP’s mission to save lives and bring hope to those affected by suicide. Prior to joining AFSP, she served in a number of roles, including as a consultant for both national and state suicide prevention and postvention initiatives, which included providing suicide prevention training for the Division of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities and serving on a task force of the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention.
1 CE hour
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This course is intended for clinicians who provide behavioral health services.
This is a non-interactive self-study course. Teaching methods for this course include recorded lectures, videos, a post-test, and a course evaluation. The courses may include required reading. This course was recorded 06/14/21