The suicide death of a client or patient is a dreaded potential outcome in mental health treatment. Such an event requires the clinician to respond in a manner that fulfils a number of roles and responsibilities while also attending to powerful emotions. The desired outcome of this painful process is the completion of immediate responsibilities and the gradual resolution of emotional responses in a manner that promotes personal and professional growth and responsibility. The guidelines and recommendations are intended to help identify immediate responsibilities and potential resources and sources of support following a client suicide. Since every case is unique and presents its own issues, these are intended only as general guidelines, to be modified as appropriate for the individual situation.