When communities are affected by suicide

Conversations Matter when communities are affected by suicide

A suicide has occurred in our community. What do I say? What do I do?

When a suicide occurs, the effects can be far-reaching. Questions come up about who to tell and what to say. While the death should not be kept a secret, some consideration should be given to how it is talked about, with whom and in what setting.

This is an introductory resource about community conversations following a suicide. It will be helpful for members of the community who may be involved in planning or advising others.

Download the resources

You can download the resource as a printed fact sheet or an audio podcast by using the links below.

Fact sheet - When communities are affected by suicide
Podcast (female voice) - Communities affected by suicide
Podcast (male voice) - Communities affected by suicide
Services and supports
Useful resources
Developing a community plan
For preventing and responding to suicide clusters
livingisforeveryone.com.au
Mindframe
Media reporting of suicide
mindframe.org.au

References

The Conversations Matter resources have been developed by Everymind based on a set of core principles developed through a research Framework. Information about background research and specific references used can be found HERE.

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