Best Practices and Lived Expertise on How to Respond When a Suicide Death Impacts Work
Postvention is psychological first aid, crisis intervention, and other support offered after a suicide to affected individuals or the workplace as a whole to alleviate possible negative effects of the event. A suicide death of an employee is only one type of suicide that could affect the workplace. The suicide death of clients, vendors, or a family member of an employee can also have a profound impact.
The goal is to prevent additional suicides, meet the needs of different employees to the best of one’s ability. How can we handle these situations in a sensitive and thoughtful manner?
HOSTED: by Sally Spencer-Thomas
WHEN: Thursday, November 21st at 8:00 PM NYC time/Friday, November 22nd at 10AM Sydney time
WHO: A group of international featured panelists who are all experts on the topic
The Chat will be an hour long starting at 8PM NYC.
When the chat opens, panelists will introduce themselves and the organization(s) we serve. Then we will engage in dialogue related to four questions related to after a suicide event in the workplace.
2 thoughts on “Workplace Suicide Postvention #ElevateTheConvo”
I remember that Whitten’s colleagues in NYC were devastated when he took his life. They had us come up and we sat around the conference table and talked to us about the impact he made on their office, and them personally. They helped us clean out his desk. One of his friends there, who is an artist , made a large poster for us, of pictures of him at work and out with his buddies. One of the most wonderful things they did, was leave a blank journal on his desk for a few weeks and people would come sit at his desk and write in the journal. Then they mailed it to us. It is a treasure for us.
That is amazing. Please join the conversation on Twitter. But I will use that as an example. It’s so thoughtful