Workplace Suicide Prevention and Postvention

Most of the people who die by suicide are of working age. And yet many workplaces may not be prepared to help employees at risk for suicide or respond to a suicide death.

Promoting mental health and wellness in the workplace will not only support suicide prevention but also increase productivity and well-being among workers. Many workplaces already have resources in place that can be used to support suicide prevention and postvention (assistance in the aftermath of a suicide). (1)

A Manager’s Guide to Suicide Postvention in the Workplace: 10 Action Steps for Dealing with the Aftermath of Suicide

This guide provides workplace leaders with clear action steps for suicide postvention, including immediate, short-term, and long-term responses to help employees cope with the aftermath of the traumatic event. (2)

A Construction Industry Blueprint: Suicide Prevention in the Workplace

The Bureau of Labor Statistics has identified the construction industry among the top nine occupations with the highest risk for suicide. This guide supports construction executives around the world in making suicide prevention a health and safety priority. (3)


References

National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention (2019). Workplace Suicide Prevention and Postvention. Retrieved from
https://theactionalliance.org/communities/workplace (1)

National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention (2019). A Manager’s Guide to Suicide Postvention in the Workplace: 10 Action Steps for Dealing with the Aftermath of Suicide. Retrieved from
https://theactionalliance.org/resource/managers-guide-suicide-postvention-workplace-10-action-steps-dealing-aftermath-suicide (2)

National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention (2019). A Construction Industry Blueprint: Suicide Prevention in the Workplace. Retrieved from
https://theactionalliance.org/resource/construction-industry-blueprint-suicide-prevention-workplace (3)