Student Perspectives on Universal Depression Screening Following a Suicide (OS274)

  • PMD: 6
  • Skill Level: Intermediate
  • Session 2: Promoting Social and Emotional Development
  • Live Chat:
    (Posters available on demand at any time during the convention week and for sixty days thereafter.)

Learner Objectives

This session will help participants…

  1. summarize students' perspectives on the value of universal screening following a suicide death.
  2. consider ways that schools can better support students following a suicide death based on student perception of need.
  3. identify gaps in services within their schools and communities in the event of a suicide death and plan for effective postvention services.


School psychologists often lead a school’s response to a suicide death especially since universal depression/suicide screening is indicated in best practice postvention guidelines. But little research has looked at students’ perspectives on how schools can best support them following a suicide death. This presentation provides an initial glimpse into students’ perspectives on education/screening programs and effective ways that school psychologists can support students following a suicide death.



Meghan Diamon, Riverside Community Care


Rebecca G. Mirick, James McCauley

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