“When someone dies of cancer or heart disease or AIDS, you don’t have to worry about messaging it wrong.”
— Christine Moutier, the chief medical officer at the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

Postvention & Contagion


Best Practices

  • Schools

  • Workplace

  • Funeral Homes

Media Messaging - National Action Alliance


  • Reporting on Suicide

  • AAS Guidelines

  • National Association of School Psychologists

  • Articles

    • The Science Behind Suicide Contagion By Margot Sanger-Katz, Aug. 13, 2014, NY Times - https://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/14/upshot/the-science-behind-suicide-contagion.html

    • The Conversation: To talk or not to talk? The dilemma of suicide contagion

      ANNA MUELLER University of Chicago SETH ABRUTYN University of Memphis - https://elkodaily.com/opinion/columnists/the-conversation-to-talk-or-not-to-talk-the-dilemma/article_761ce746-c219-5117-9722-62a834fdc176.html?fbclid=IwAR14WvOW1qBqtzOq16-LWxYhkKd0cZu0oDrhkUNDlHvBQVgKxB_tsWJkItE

    • Suicide Contagion Or “Copycat Suicides” Are A Public Health Issue, & Approaching The Issue With Nuance Is Important

      By MELANIE MIGNUCCI - Bustle - https://www.bustle.com/p/suicide-contagion-copycat-suicides-are-a-public-health-issue-approaching-the-issue-with-nuance-is-important-16983593?fbclid=IwAR3Or9fxbdKTZNBhFNUtjp-fzyKTJsbGWECRJbs9nGoQP5jLUps0prjxDek

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