MASSACHUSETTS: A School System Rises to the Challenge of Three Student Suicides

September 01, 2015
News Type:  From the Field
State:  Massachusetts

Suicide can have a tremendous impact on schools, leading to profound grief among students, family members, and school personnel. Schools must be prepared to address these consequences. One way to do so is to develop a postvention plan in partnership with a behavioral health provider in the community. In this interview, Dr. Larry Berkowitz, director of Riverside Trauma Center, discusses how a suburban school system’s postvention plan helped them respond to the suicide deaths of three students during one school year.

Settings:  Schools
Strategies:  Postvention