b' Reduce the risk of suicide imitation or contagion (subsequent suicidal behavior),Identify and respond to those most likely to need support. These are likely to include, but are not limited to,People who were psychologically close to the deceased (e.g., friends and family members),People who were already depressed and possibly suicidal themselves before the death,People who identify with the deceased experienced Those who may have felt responsible for the well-being of the deceased or for preventing the suicide (e.g., professional and lay helpers, confidants). On a college campus, faculty can support the postvention process in a number of ways: A. Know where to get accurate information and in turn provide students with simple and truthful information in order to dispel rumors. B. Review protocols for identifying, approaching and referring distressed students.C.Offer realistic perceptions of suicide. Avoid simplistic explanations and emphasize that suicide is not the result of a single factor or event in the life of the deceased (e.g., the break-up of a relationship); rather it is a complex and complicated interplay of events. Also avoid presenting the causes as inexplicable or unavoidable. Emphasize that there are alternatives to suicide when one is feeling distressed orTraumatic Experiences229'