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Suicide Prevention, Intervention and Postvention Protocol


The purpose of this protocol is to provide administrators and staff with information on suicide prevention, intervention and postvention.  Suicide is a complex and multifaceted issue.  Coping with suicide and creating suicide safer communities requires a combination of prevention initiatives, specific intervention procedures and postvention strategies.  There is no single formula for preventing suicide.   This protocol provides staff with best practice, step-by-step actions to respond sensitively and effectively to suicide risk.


First adopted:  September 2014
Revision history:  May 2019