Suicide attempt in workplace:
Ø Notify CPR/first aid certified persons in building of medical emergencies (names of CPR/first aid certified persons are listed in Crisis Team Members section) .
Ø Call 911.
Ø Notify_____________________ in _______
Crisis Team Coordinator Office #
at ______________________________ and
Suicide intervention service
Ø Calm suicidal person by listening to person, without showing judgement or lecturing.
Ø Try to isolate suicidal person from other persons.
Ø Remove means of committing suicide, i.e. pills, weapons.
Ø Stay with suicidal person until counselor/ suicide intervention arrives. Do not leave suicidal person alone.
Ø Determine method of notifying other employees. Hold daily debriefings with supervisors before and after normal operating hours as needed.
Ø Activate crisis team to implement post-crisis intervention (see next column). Determine level of intervention.
Ø Crisis Team Coordinator will activate crisis team.
Ø Determine method of notifying employees. Do not mention “suicide” or details about death/serious injury in notification. Do not hold memorials or make death appear heroic. Protect privacy of family.
Ø Implement post-crisis intervention.
Ø Meet with __________________________
Community mental health workers
to determine level of intervention.
Ø Designate rooms as private counseling areas.
Ø Escort affected person’s close friends and other “highly stressed” employees or guests to counselors.
Ø Refer media to ______________________
Public information Designee
in ____________ at __________________.
Office # Work/Mobile/Page #
Ø Do not let media question employees or guests.
Ø Follow-up with employees and guests who received counseling.
Ø Resume normal routines as soon as possible.