This is a Twitter chat on November 21st 8PM ET Twitter chat on Workplace Suicide Postvention. I’m a featured panelist and my host is speaker and researcher Sally Spencer Thomas.
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?