Supporting Suicide Loss Online Self-Study
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.
Doreen Marshall

Dr. Doreen Marshall

AFSP, Vice President of Mission Engagement

Dr. Doreen Marshall, Ph.D., is the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) Vice President of Mission Engagement. As a psychologist with experience that spans clinical, educational, and professional settings, Dr. 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.

Thanks to American Foundation for Suicide Prevention for their support with this course.

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