SUICIDE POSTVENTION RESPONSE TEAM
In 2013, the Rensselaer County Suicide Prevention Task Force received a grant from the NYS Officeof Mental Health to train, develop and implement a Suicide Postvention Response Team.
Suicide has a devastating impact on families, friends, and communities. Research demonstrates that a well-coordinated and timely community–wide response is an effective strategy to support healing and reduce risk for further suicide and suicidal behaviors.
The goal of the Suicide Postvention Response Team is to:
- Provide support to those most immediately affected by suicide loss, as well as other vulnerable members of the community.
- Provide guidance for safe and appropriate messaging and memorial activities.
- Help monitor for additional crisis, and provide information about grief support and mental health resources.
- Educate the public about suicide prevention strategies.
To Access the Postvention Team call: 518-271-3299
Here is our flyer outlining our Postvention Team: