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People bereaved or affected by a suspected suicide should be given information & offered support, tailored to the person’s needs, NICE has said.
On World Suicide Prevention Day 2019, NICE has published its quality standard on suicide prevention – covering 5 key ways to reduce suicide and help people bereaved or affected by suicide. Those who are bereaved or affected by a suspected suicide are themselves at increased risk of suicide.
It is important to identify people who may need support as soon as possible so that they can be given practical information and access support if, and when, they need to. Bereavement support can help reduce the risk of those affected by a suicide taking their own life. It is important that service providers such as police, hospitals, ambulance services and GPs identify people to give information to and to ask if they need help.
A booklet developed by Public Health England and the National Suicide Prevention Alliance – Help is at Hand – has been highlighted as a good resource offering emotional & practical support/advice for those left bereaved by a suspected suicide.