Association Reaches Out After Suicides By Gun Violence Survivors
The American Association of Suicidology is working to connect survivors with professional help
News this week that two survivors of last year’s Parkland shootings, as well as the father of a child killed in the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary school, had died by suicide prompted at least one association to take action.
The American Association of Suicidology (AAS) is reaching out to schools, stakeholders and families to help connect them with its members, who include professional counselors, crisis centers and survivors.
“We get a lot of calls on what do we do after a suicide,” said Colleen Creighton, executive director of AAS. “How do we ensure one individual suicide does not cause contagion?”
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