11 After a Suicide | A Toolkit for Physician Residency/Fellowship Programs Sharing the News Following notification of key personnel and the emergency contact person, a plan must be developed and implemented for how to notify fellow residents of the deceased resident and relevant faculty. What to say and how to say it varies by the group being informed along with the family’s wishes. It is critically important for steps to be taken to ensure that suicide contagion risk is minimized to every extent possible. Contagion risk is heightened when a vulnerable individual is exposed to sensationalized communication about the suicide or when the deceased’s manner of death or life is portrayed in an idealized manner.2 The risk of suicide contagion is mitigated by including support and mental health resources in several communications, and ensuring that every communication following the death is vetted with the following do’s and don’ts in mind: