After a Suicide: A Toolkit for Schools | v After a Suicide: A Toolkit for Schools addresses Objective 10.1 of the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention (2012): Develop guidelines for effective comprehensive support programs for individuals bereaved by suicide and promote the full implementation of these guidelines at the state/territorial, tribal, and community levels. This document was funded by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) and the Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC). SPRC at EDC is supported by a grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS), (Grant No. 5U79SM062297). The views, opinions, and content expressed in this product do not necessarily reflect the views, opinions, or policies of CMHS, SAMHSA, or HHS. © 2018 Education Development Center and American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. All rights reserved. This publication may be copied, reproduced, and distributed provided the copyright notice, author credit, and website addresses for both SPRC ( and AFSP ( are included. For additional rights, such as adapting or excerpting a portion of the material for publication, please contact and include the citation below. Suggested citation American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, & Suicide Prevention Resource Center. (2018). After a suicide: A toolkit for schools (2nd ed.). Waltham, MA: Education Development Center. Additional copies of this publication can be downloaded from The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) is the leading national not-for-profit organization exclusively dedicated to understanding and preventing suicide through research, education, and advocacy. AFSP’s mission is to save lives and bring hope to those affected by suicide. The Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC) is the nation’s only federally supported resource center devoted to advancing the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention. It enhances the nation’s mental health infrastructure by providing states, government agencies, private organizations, colleges and universities, and suicide survivor and mental health consumer groups with access to the science and experience that can support their efforts to develop programs, implement interventions, and promote policies to prevent suicide.