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Problems at home and at work can contribute to a situation where an employee may resort to suicide. The information in this section is intended to help organizations be aware of the signs of suicidal tendencies to intervene where possible.
When an employee commits suicide, there are often overwhelming feelings of guilt and grief. Providing your employees with education and awareness about suicide cannot guarantee the elimination of such tragic events, but it can provide people with enough information to recognize that they did the best they could under the circumstances.
It is important to recognize that even when the person who died was not particularly close, people can have very strong reactions related to survivors' guilt. It can help if the organization acknowledges and launches a response if suicide touches their workplace.
Resources to address the issue of suicide prevention in your workplace are at the end of this section.
1. Educate employees
2. How management can help
3. Develop a response in the event of suicide
Suicide Intervention [PDF]
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