Spiritual Communities Suicide Prevention: After a Loss


These are resources for spiritual communities following a death by suicide or a suicide attempt. In public health, supports and resources offered at this time are known as “postvention.” The Office of Suicide Prevention has identified additional support resources:


General Postvention Resources

Christian Postvention Resources
  • Soul Shop
    Soul Shop offers counseling workshops for faith leaders to help those impacted by a death by suicide and survivors of suicide attempt.

Islamic Postvention Resources
  • Maristan
    The Muslim Community Suicide Response Manual: offers comprehensive community grief-suggested services, programs, and communication strategies for suicide loss, including suicide announcement suggestions, suicide khutbah suggestions, and community leader training.