Develop Standard Operating Procedures

WHY ARE THEY IMPORTANT?

  • While every suicide loss is unique, it is still possible to create some basic procedures around common situations. 
  • Some examples of standard operating procedures include activating a LOSS Team, debriefing after a scene, and having standardized forms.
  • It is important to have clear expectations for yourself and your volunteers. This helps maintain mission focus.
  • It is important to have clear expectations for yourself and your volunteers. This protects your volunteers and those you serve.

 

 

Communities can provide hope to people impacted by a suicide loss.

Suicide is a public health issue that deserves to be responded to in proportion to its impact.