ColumnsTherapeutic Risk Management: Suicide PostventionNAZEM, SARRA PHD; PAO, CHRISTINE MED; WORTZEL, HAL MDAuthor Information NAZEM: Clinical Research Psychologist, Rocky Mountain MIRECC, Aurora, CO; Assistant Professor in Psychiatry and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, CO PAO: Psychology Predoctoral Intern, Rocky Mountain Regional VA Medical Center, Aurora, CO; Doctoral Candidate, Department of Psychological, Health, & Learning Sciences, University of Houston, TX WORTZEL: Director of Neuropsychiatric Services, Rocky Mountain MIRECC, Aurora, CO; Michael K. Cooper Professor of Neurocognitive Disease, Director of Neuropsychiatry, Associate Professor in Psychiatry, Neurology, and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and Faculty for the Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, CO The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of any agency of the US government, agency of the State of Colorado, academic institution, or the institutions and organizations with which the authors are affiliated. The authors declare no conflicts of interest. Please send correspondence to: Sarra Nazem, PhD, Clinical Research Psychologist, Rocky Mountain MIRECC, Rocky Mountain Regional VA Medical Center, 1700 N. Wheeling Street, Aurora, CO 80045 (e-mail: [email protected]). Journal of Psychiatric Practice: May 2020 - Volume 26 - Issue 3 - p 235-240 doi: 10.1097/PRA.0000000000000465 Buy Metrics Abstract When considering critical elements involved in suicide prevention, dialogs are often dominated by suicide assessment, management, and intervention themes. Proactive consideration on what to do if a patient dies by suicide is often overlooked, which can be especially detrimental to our practice and those we serve. In this article, we extend the philosophy of the therapeutic risk management model to consider ways in which we can take good care of the extended community of suicide loss survivors, including providers. We begin by briefly describing the widespread impact of suicide loss and the lack of suicide postvention education and awareness. Given the increased likelihood that providers will be touched by suicide loss, we then provide recommendations and resources to assist the provider in developing and/or enhancing suicide postvention practices. Copyright © 2020 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.