Community resources

Using these resources

Conversations Matter has been developed to assist communities to talk about suicide in ways that breaks down stigma and increase understanding and support for those who may be thinking about suicide and those affected by suicide. The resources have been developed in separate modules covering different types of conversations.

Telling a child about a suicide

When a child needs to be informed of a death, it can be difficult to know what to say and how to explain it. A first response may be to…

Those bereaved by suicide

Basic tips on what to say and what to do when you know someone who lost a family member or close friend to suicide.

When communities are affected by suicide

When a suicide occurs, the effects can be far-reaching. Questions come up about who to tell and what to say. While the death should not be kept a secret, some…

When talking to media about suicide

Whether you’re sharing a personal experience, asked to do an interview, or want to promote suicide prevention, this fact sheet provides tips on ways to talk to media about suicide.