Guiding their way back: A resource for people who are supporting someone after a suicide attempt.

Having someone you care about attempt suicide can be an incredibly traumatic experience. You might respond with anger, fear or sadness. You might also find yourself asking questions; many of them beginning with why? It is natural to have many different feelings, thoughts and concerns. You might not know what to do or what to say. This[…]

Leeds suicidae bereavement service evaluation report.

Mental health and suicide remain a major cause of concern. Suicide is known to have a significant impact on the mental health and wellbeing of those bereaved including placing them at increased risk of suicide. Furthermore, suicide bereavement has been shown to have some specific characteristics and to have a greater impact on mental health and[…]

Preventing suicide: How to start a survivors’ group.

Self-help support groups are groups made up of people who are directly and personally affected by a particular issue, condition or concern. They are run by their members, which means that those directly affected by the issue are the ones who control the activities and the priorities of their group. While many selfhelp groups obtain resources[…]

Support groups for suicide loss: A handbook for Aotearoa New Zealand.

• practical steps for setting up and running a
group, based on research and international
• experiences and comments from people in
New Zealand who are running support groups
• examples and

Survivors of suicide: Who they are and how do they heal?

A questionnaire was administered to a national sample of 293 people receiving the American Association of SuicidologyÕs Surviving Suicide to learn (a) who self-identifies as bereaved by suicide (survivors), (b) their coping strategies, and (c) what they prefer to be called. Findings suggest that (a) there are many different relationships in which people are bereaved,[…]

Does activity level in online support groups for distressed adolescents determine emotional relief?

The current study aimed at testing a possible moderator affecting participants’ emotional relief when using an online support group: the degree of active involvement. This subject was explored by investigating the number of main and response messages that 20 randomly selected participants posted, as well as the number of replies they received, over the course[…]

The mental health of visitors of web-based support forums for bereaved by suicide.

Journal held in CSP Library.

Experiences of parents whose sons or daughters have (had) attempted suicide.

In January and February 2012, we interviewed two groups of parents recruited at a counselling programme for relatives of persons who have attempted suicide. The analysis combined a thematic analysis with a subsequent analysis of how the themes were negotiated in the conversational interactions. The findings were interpreted and discussed within an interactionist framework.The participants[…]

Positive experiences for participants in suicide bereavement groups: a grounded theory model.

Grounded Theory was used to examine the experiences of 13 participants who had attended psycho-educational support groups for those bereaved by suicide. Results demonstrated core and central categories that fit well with group therapeutic factors developed by I. D. Yalom (1995) and emphasized the importance of universality, imparting information and instilling hope, catharsis and self-disclosure,[…]

Devastating Losses: How Parents Cope With the Death of a Child to Suicide or Drugs.