Year: 2020 Source: Waltham, MA: Education Development Center, Inc. (2020). 21 p. SIEC No: 20200585

This guide provides critical information and practical advice to help funeral directors better serve people who are bereaved by a suicide loss. It also suggests useful resources for suicide loss survivors. The second edition is a collaboration of Education Development Center (EDC) and Samaritans, Inc., with input from funeral directors, psychologists, and suicide loss survivors.

Highlights of the second edition include:

Updated information on topics such as common experiences of suicide loss survivors and services that funeral directors should consider providing to them
Updated and expanded resource list
A new table containing preferred ways to communicate with suicide loss survivors
A new section on the role of funeral directors as community leaders