Postvention as Prevention

In my role as a social worker at a mental health clinic, I provide individual counseling services, which routinely includes a risk assessment regarding suicidal ideation, self harm, substances, etc. In light of tragedies such as the death of Robin Williams, it often includes discussion about how such an apparent suicide can affect the mental health of an individual patient, given how connected the public often feels to actors. …

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