After rural suicide: A guide for coordinated community postvention response


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Black, S., Guard, A.
California Mental Health Services Authority (CalMHSA)

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This guide was created to support California’s rural counties with developing a formal, locally-controlled, and coordinated effort in responding to the community after a suicide has occurred. The primary audiences are county and local behavioral and public health agencies, law enforcement, and existing suicide prevention coalitions or task forces. Others, such as peer support programs and community-based organizations, may also find it helpful. Although developed for California counties, guidance is applicable to any community planning a response to a suicide or suicides. The Word version is customizable to local rural communities.