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Part B of a chapter regarding postvention, this document, entitled “Responding to and Working with the Media,” presents guidelines to assist schools in effectively responding to & working with the media following a suicidal crisis. An appendix includes sample forms for addressing the community following a suicidal crisis. Examples are provided for: announcements for students, faculty, & staff; a notification letter to parents following a suicide; a formal statement to notify the media; & a response to incoming calls from the media. (10 refs)