Responding to Grief, Trauma, and Distress After a Suicide: U.S. National Guidelines

Responding to Grief, Trauma, and Distress after a Suicide: National Guidelines—developed by the Survivors of Suicide Loss Task Force of the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention—calls for the creation and sustainment of the resources, infrastructure, services, and systems necessary to effectively respond to any incidence of suicide in the United States. The vision that guided the Task Force in its work is of a world where communities and organizations provide everyone who is exposed to a suicide access to effective services and support immediately—and for as long as necessary—to decrease their risk of suicide, to strengthen their mental health, and to help them cope with grief.