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The USPV team can be reached at uspv@va.gov and 720-955-0424. Follow us on twitter @USPVinfo and join in our discussions about #HealingAfterSuicide.


USPV Staff

  Sarra Nazem PhD

Sarra Nazem, PhD (USPV Director)
Dr. Nazem is a Clinical Research Psychologist at the Rocky Mountain MIRECC. Together with partners at the VA Office of Mental Health and Suicide Prevention, she is leading the development of suicide postvention resources for the VA. Dr. Nazem has served on several VA and Department of Defense suicide postvention workgroups. In addition to an active line of suicide prevention research, Dr. Nazem also serves as a consultant for the Suicide Risk Management Consultation Program and delivers evidence-based treatment with Veterans.

  Laurel Gaeddert

Laurel Gaeddert, BS (Program Support Specialist & Web Master)
Ms. Gaeddert earned her BS in Psychology, with a concentration in Cognitive Neuroscience from the University of Denver. She is currently pursuing her Masters in Data Science at Regis Univeristy. In addition to providing administrative support for USPV, Ms. Gaeddert has assisted in the development of USPV resources and the redesign USPV website.

  Joe Huggins

Joe Huggins, MSW MSCIS (Web Master)

Mr. Huggins is a Program Analyst at the Rocky Mountain MIRECC. He oversaw and executed the initial development and launch of the USPV website.

  Richard McMullen

Richard McMullen (Web Master)

Mr. McMullen is a Program Analyst at the Rocky Mountain MIRECC. He assisted in the development of the USPV website redesign and contributes digital and printing graphic design expertise for USPV.


Rachel Warden (USPV Graphic Designer)

Ms. Warden is a Communications Specialist at the Rocky Mountain MIRECC. She assists in the development of USPV resources, including graphic design for pformotional porducts and the USPV website.

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The USPV staff would like to thank the countless individuals who have served on focus groups, collaborated on USPV products, and those who have shared their personal experiences following a death by suicide.


Maggie Guglielmi PhD

We would also like to acknowledge Dr. Maggie Guglielmi for her pioneering contributions on how to establish and execute a Suicide Postvention Team.


In addition, we would like to thank the following individuals for their past USPV program support and assistance in developing USPV resources.


Christine Jackson, BA

Christine Pao, MEd

Lia Bishop, MA

  Christine Jackson Christine Pao Lia Bishop

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The USPV staff would also like to recognize the American Association of Suicidology and their members for their support and contribution to the USPV podcast series and other resources.


Finally, we’d like to thank Tipping Point Solutions for their expertise developing many of the multimedia resources found on the USPV website.

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Freqently Asked Questions (FAQ)


If you have questions about USPV, check out our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page.


If you are looking for more resources regarding the personal impact of suicide loss, check out the Community section of USPV.


If you are a medical or mental health provider who has lost someone to suicide (personally or professionally), check out the Providers section of USPV. 


If you are looking to start offering postvention in your workplace, check out the Workplace section of USPV.

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