Special considerations for telling your own story: Best practices for presentations by suicide loss and suicide attempt survivors


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American Association of Suicidology (AAS), American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP), National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (NSPL), NAMI New Hampshire (National Alliance on Mental Illness New Hampshire), Suicide Awareness Voices of Education (SAVE)
American Association of Suicidology (AAS)

This document outlines best practices for suicide loss and suicide attempt survivors who are considering sharing their story with the public. The best practices were created by a group of experts in the suicide prevention community and include information on: assessing readiness to speak; considering family reactions and potential social ramifications; resources for safe messaging; speaking to the media; self-care; and other considerations.