Effective grief and bereavement support: the role of family, friends, colleagues, schools and support professionals.

When you are left to live: a documentary

CSP has two copies of “When you are left 2 live: a facilitator’s guide.” Vancouver, BC: BC Council for Families.(2010).43 p.

Easing the Legacy of Suicide (IN: Assessment, Treatment, and Prevention of Suicidal Behavior, edited by R I Yufit & D Lester)

The cathartic effect of a nonfatal suicide attempt has been noted & suicidal behaviour can be seen as a useful & helpful approach to crises. Suicidal behaviour may also be efficacious in changing the environment of an individual in a favourable way. In this chapter, the author goes further by viewing even death by suicide […]

The Effectiveness of Family-Based Cognitive-Behavior Grief Therapy to Prevent Complicated Grief in Relatives of Suicide Victims: the Mediating Role of Suicide Ideation


But I Didn’t Say Goodbye: Helping Children and Families After a Suicide (2nd Edition)

This book is written as seen through the eyes of an 11-year-old boy whose father died by suicide. It starts by discussing the family immediately after the suicide & ends five years later. The first chapter focuses on the strain associated with telling a child someone they loved died by suicide while the last chapter […]

Talking Together About Death: a Bereavement Pack for People With Learning Disabilities, Their Families & Carers

This resource pack is specifically designed for families & carers to share the experience of death & bereavement with those with learning disabiliites. The package is set up so that materials can be selected to best meet the needs of the individual in exploring, discussing, & sharing personal feelings & experiences. The package contains a […]

Book Reviews. Grief’s Long Journey

Postvention: the Impact of Suicide and Suicidal Behaviour on Family Members, Professionals and Organisations (IN: Relating to Self-Harm and Suicide. Psychoanalytic Perspectives on Practice, Theory and Prevention, ed. by S Briggs, A Lemma and W Crouch


Best and Promising Practices in Suicide Bereavement Support Services: a Review of the Literature


Book Review-Retelling Violent Death, by E K Rynearson

See SIEC #2004-0252 for the complete reference to “Retelling Violent Death” by E K Rynearson.

Family Issues in Suicide Postvention


Review of General Bereavement Support and Specific Services Available Following Suicide Bereavement

This book includes chapters on: key points & recommendations; information available to the bereaved; the role of self-help groups; models of service provision; training & development for bereavement support services staff; the current profile of service delivery in Ireland; future service delivery; & costing of service delivery. Appendices provide a reference list, a bibliography, terms […]

From the Ashes Flies the Phoenix: Creating a Powerful Life After a Suicide

Krane, a survivor of suicide, writes her story of how she moved from a state of hopelessness after her husband’s death to one where she could forgive & be happy again.

Implications of Parental Suicide and Violent Death for Promotion of Resilience of Parentally-Bereaved Children


Working With Suicide Survivors: Opportunities and Challenges


The Aftermath of Suicide: Managing Survivors’ Bereavement

OBJECTIVE: To consider the management of bereavement in 1) those who have recently experienced the loss of a close family member or friend by suicide, 2) fellow patients on a ward or caregivers, and 3) therapists and other primary caregivers. METHOD: Systematic review of the literature. RESULTS: The quality of treatment trials of suicide survivors […]

Effective Communication With Bereaved Child Survivors of Suicide


The Prevalence of PTSD Following the Violent Death of a Child and Predictors of Change 5 Years Later

The violent death bereavement trajectories of 173 parents were examined by following them prospectively for 5 years after their children’s deaths by accident, suicide, homicide, or undetermined causes. The study examined how the initial level of posttraumatic stress disorder & the rate of change over time were influenced by 9 predictors: cause of death, parent […]

Rural Suicide Survivors: an Exploration of Perceptions about Professional Support, Social Support, and Stigma (IN: Preserving and Strengthening Small Towns and Rural Communities, ed. by I B Carlton-LaNey, R L Edwards and P N Reid)

Young People Bereaved by Suicide: What Hinders and What Helps


Bereavement: a Framework for Those Working With Children

This article aims to describe psychological factors which help or hinder coping with bereavement in childhood. The authors discuss the timing & appropriateness of interventions from all those working with children &, in particular, for the child mental health & other specialist services in supporting children & families through the process of bereavement. Bereavement in […]

Traumatic Grief and the Spousal Loss Model


After a Suicide: Recommendations for Religious Services and Other Public Memorial Observances