The SERA (Suicide, Education, Research and Advocacy) Collaboration is dedicated to engaging, organizing, and working with the community to increase knowledge, resources, and support structures so all are able to have access to the best postvention programs. The full SERA position paper written by Dr. Michael Sorter, Medical Director of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital can be viewed here.
SERA’s efforts are focused on providing programming to help support survivors and prevent suicide contagion.
- Identify and promote evidence based suicide prevention and postvention programs
- Develop resource infrastructure to respond to postvention needs
- Engage community leaders to raise awareness of these important issues
- Establish advocacy in the school and school leadership to provide the resources of time and effort to engage in prevention and postvention programs