Year: 2004 Source: Crisis, v.25, no.1, (2004), p.30-32 SIEC No: 20041330

The Active Postvention Model (APM) described in this article demonstrates how survivors of suicide can be an installation of hope for the newly bereaved & an effective referral resource for support in the grief process. The benefit of active postvention compared to passive postvention results in a dramatic reduction in the elapsed time between death & seeking help for the survivors who receive the active postvention. Other benefits of the APM are discussed as well. (3 refs)