This resource is intended primarily for Early Responders such as: Police, Ambulance, Fireﬁghters, Emergency Personnel, Health Care Providers, Spiritual Care Providers, Medical Investigators, and Funeral Directors who all have close and often immediate contact with survivors bereaved by a suicide loss. However, other service providers may also ﬁnd this information helpful in the work they do.
This guide offers information about suicide loss and will likely validate and enhance the many helpful things early responders already do. The guide may also offer new insights and guidance on suicide alertness highlighting prevention and intervention resources available, since we know that survivors may be at greater risk of suicide as well.
Developed by the Winnipeg Suicide Prevention Network in partnership with the Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention. This guide was adapted from “Supporting Survivors of Suicide Loss, A Guide for Funeral Directors” .