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ILP provides support after any sudden death — youth or adult — that affects a school or school community, not just death by suicide. Postvention is most effective and successful when the response begins immediately. Knowing that some students and adults might be affected by a sudden death occurring outside of the school year, ILP provides postvention support year-round.

Why Postvention is Important

Swift and appropriate suicide crisis response and postvention are critical to maintaining student and staff safety. Good postvention is suicide prevention. In addition, postvention:

  • Identifies individuals who need a suicide screening, referral, or additional follow-up
  • Provides support to grieving and/or traumatized victims
  • Reduces the likelihood of imitation