Sep 12, 2019
In honor of Suicide Prevention Week, we are bringing you
multiple stories of hope, resilience, and healing. Lois Chauncey
lost her husband to suicide in May, and like many other suicide
loss survivors, she feared she would also lose her job due to her
complicated grief. Paul Sale, her Supervisor, provided a
textbook-like example of how a company should appropriately respond
to a suicide loss survivor in the workplace.
From the humbling way in which Paul responded to the initial
news of suicide, to the steps Lois and Paul took to inform others
in the workplace, the empathy, compassion, and kindness one
team took to welcome back in a suicide loss survivor is a hopeful
study in how a workplace can help heal a co-worker's grief, and win
a valued employee's respect and loyalty.