Postvention: Healing After Suicide

Postvention is a term unfamiliar to many people, yet it is a critical component of suicide prevention. It refers to actions taken following a suicide that promote healing and decrease risk in those exposed. Dr. Shauna Springer, the Senior Director of Suicide Prevention and Postvention Initiatives at Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS), discusses postvention and why it is important. TAPS has served thousands of survivors of suicide loss over the past decade, and in the process, they developed and refined a best-practice postvention model. Learn about the three phases of this model: Stabilization, Grief Work, and Post-Traumatic Growth.

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    jvaudrin June 24, 2019 at 8:38 am

    Cannot access the lesson Postvention: Healing After Suicide.

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      Bmiko July 28, 2019 at 11:02 am

      Me either.

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        ITAditi August 21, 2019 at 5:28 pm

        If you click on “enroll now”, it should take you to the video.

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    knash August 5, 2019 at 10:18 am

    Postvention is something that is generally not discussed often, so I enjoyed the video.

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    Andrew Tilton November 26, 2019 at 6:09 pm

    I have experienced this personally and feel this course was most informative.

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    d.wantz March 26, 2020 at 4:32 pm

    This was helpful. Thank you.

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    schang54 May 14, 2020 at 11:44 am

    very informative. Thank you

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    danaob May 28, 2020 at 1:51 pm

    This course was very informative and professionally presented. Being a Peer Mentor for TAPS I find it extremely helpful.

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