After Rural Suicide
A Guide for Coordinated Community Postvention Response

After Rural Suicide

The Guide was developed by the California Mental Health Services Authority (CalMHSA) on behalf of and funded by the Central Region Workforce Education & Training Program of the Mental Health Services Act and by Placer County.

CalMHSA contracted with Sandra Black, MSW, and Anara Guard, MLS, to create this Guide, which benefited from the wisdom and experience of several people. We particularly thank Kim Honeywell (Suicide Prevention Coordinator, Nevada County Behavioral and Public Health), Phebe Bell, MSW, (Program Manager, Health and Human Services, Placer and Nevada Counties), Alison Schwedner (Director, Community Collaborative of Tahoe Truckee), the Tahoe Truckee Suicide Prevention Coalition Steering Committee, and Noah Whitaker (Tulare County Health and Human Services Agency and Tulare Suicide Prevention Task Force). The following individuals also reviewed the document and offered valuable input: Diane Sommers and Ting Ting Lee (Suicide Prevention and Crisis Services of Yolo County); James Ritchie (Fresno County Department of Behavioral Health); John Lawless (Calaveras County Health and Human Services); and Martha Golay (Amador Tuolumne Community Action Agency).