Suicide Postvention as Suicide Prevention

Ken Norton, LICSW,

“We need to promote healing and reduce risk after a suicide.”

People easily understand the need to provide comfort and support to family and friends after the suicide of a loved one. But they may not realize how many others are affected by that death…or for how long afterward. In this talk, Ken Norton discusses the role of “postvention” not only as a response to what has happened, but also as protection against and preparation for what could happen. Mr. Norton describes how a community can come together to keep its members safe.