4 After a Suicide | A Toolkit for Physician Residency/Fellowship Programs Checklist for After a Suicide Day 1 … … Immediate notifications (see Crisis Response Communication Plan, pg. 7) … … Meeting(s) with residents … … If not already in place, develop a Crisis Response Team (pg. 6) using the template provided Day 2 … … Remaining announcements (see Crisis Response Communication Plan, pg. 7) … … Check in individually with any at-risk residents … … Use noon conference to debrief with residents with mental health professional … … If Chairperson was not at earlier meetings with residents, beginning of this meeting is another opportunity for him/her to check in with residents … … Check in with deceased resident’s emergency contact/family regarding funeral arrangements and next steps, plans to meet Day 3 — 4 … … Consider cancelling didactics and convening residents to gather … … If possible, provide meals over the weekend. Ask attending(s) covering the weekend to check in … … For residents not on call for the weekend encourage informal gatherings … … Let residents and faculty know about funeral arrangements and address for condolence cards/social media site … … Debrief with Crisis Response Team Week 1 … … Check in daily with Chief Residents (CRs) – they will be on the frontline and will know who is struggling; this is also a very difficult time for CRs … … Crisis Response Team continues to meet for debrief, monitoring of community, and carry out of communication next steps Week 2 … … Return to regularly scheduled didactics … … Make statement that this is still early in grieving process, reinforce continued availability of mental health services, caring for each other, faculty who are available to speak, etc. … … Check in with family regarding any HR issues (benefits, final paycheck, hospital apartment, returning of electronic devices, etc.) and Memorial Service … … Plan Memorial Service