Suicide support

New resources have been added to the online help for members who have experienced a patient die by suicide, focusing on how to support the patient’s family.

Members can now view a view called ‘Working helpfully with families after a patient death by suicide’, which is part of a collection called ‘Creative conversations about suicide’.

The videos are accompanied by a booklet called If a patient dies by suicide, a resource for psychiatrists, which has been endorsed by our President, Dr Adrian James.

The resources were published on the RCPsych website after being developed by a working group consisting of members who have experienced the death of a patient by suicide during their careers.

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