b'hopeless, and make clear what resources are available for getting help. It can be useful to characterize the act of suicide as a serious mistake in judgment on the part of the deceased, in which their ability to see alternatives or use resources for help was impaired by the psychological pain from which they suffered.D. Remind students of ways to get help if they are concerned about themselves or a friend.E. Present clear messages about suicide and grief: Expressing grief is important and appropriateFeelings of guilt, anger and responsibility are normalSuicide is complicated and suicidal thinking is NOT a normal response to stress.Emphasize that suicide is often preventable and that this student made a terribly, unnecessarily tragic life choice.Focus on the importance of getting help for emotional distress or lifes problems. F. Emphasize that the victim is responsible for his/her actions. No one else is to blame. G. Recognize the pathology surrounding the death.If students report that the student was, for example, depressed, bipolar, or chemically dependent, talk about these as serious illnesses that require medical treatment.Traumatic Experiences230'