Year: 2008 Source: Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, v.38, no.1, (February 2008), p.30-34 SIEC No: 20080613

Archival data from suicide survivors presenting for treatment from 1999-2005 at the Baton Rouge Crisis Intervention Center were used to examine differences in those who received an active model of postvention compared to those who received a traditional passive postvention. Those who received the active postvention model presented sooner for treatment & were more likely to have been the survivor of a violent suicide. They were also more likely to attend survivor support group meetings & attend more groups. To better understand the efficacy of the active postvention model in helping survivors, a prospective evaluation is needed. (13 refs.)