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Postvention and Healing After a Patient Suicide

Yale Child Study Center Grand Rounds


It can be challenging on multiple levels to experience the death of a patient by suicide. This presentation will address the multi-factorial risks for suicide as well as postvention actions that can be utilized by both affected clinicians and organizations following a patient suicide. Establishing a culture of acknowledgement and addressing the loss in a timely and proactive manner is essential to ensure affected practitioners and family members feel supported and individual and organizational risk is minimized. Learning objectives for this session are to:

  • Demonstrate understanding of a scientifically informed view of the multi-factorial risks for suicide
  • Identify individual strategies that can be utilized to support clinicians' experiences following a patient suicide
  • Determine organizational strategies that optimize postvention response following a patient suicide.

This will be a hybrid session, held live and in person from the Cohen Auditorium and simulcast via Zoom.


  • American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

    Christine Yu Moutier, MD
    Chef Medical Officer



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Grand Rounds
Oct 202331Tuesday