Addressing psychological distress in people bereaved through suicide: From care to cure

To illustrate the main characteristics of the request for and choice of support by a population accessing a dedicated service for people bereaved through suicide.The participants were divided first according to their reason for requesting support and based on their choice of intervention, which were “caring” services (improve knowledge about suicide prevention, postvention and grief […]

Support group for suicide survivors

Suicide can be understood as the undesirable outcome resulting from a complex interaction of factors, and its outcome generates intense impacts on the family and society as a whole. Considering that for each suicide about 100 people are affected, even so, these receive little or no support, and still, that mourning/grief for suicide has specificities […]

Connectomics-based functional network alterations in both depressed patients with suicidal behavior and healthy relatives of suicide victims

Understanding the neural mechanisms of suicidal behavior is crucial. While regional brain alterations have previously been reported, knowledge about brain functional connectomics is currently limited. Here, we investigated differences in global topologic network properties and local network-based functional organization in both suicide attempters and suicide relatives. Two independent samples of depressed suicide attempters (N = 42), depressed […]

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.

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

Help & hope for survivors of suicide loss.

Every year about 40,000 people die by suicide, which means that thousands of families, friendship networks, schools, workplaces and faith-based organizations are left to make sense out of such a shocking and tragic loss. Suicide can be difficult to talk about. Stigma and shame surround the topic, which is often why someone thinking of suicide […]

Appraisals of discriminatory events among adult offspring of Indian Residential School survivors: The influences of identity centrality and past perceptions of discrimination.

As part of a government policy of assimilation beginning in the mid-1800s, a large proportion of Aboriginal children in Canada were forcibly removed from their homes to attend Indian Residential Schools (IRSs), a practice which continued into the 1990s. This traumatic experience had lasting negative effects not only on those who attended but also on […]

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


Sense-making in suicide survivorship: a qualitative study of the effect of grief support group participation.

The death of a family member or close friend to suicide is a devastating life event. While research has suggested that suicide survivors may benefit from participation in support groups, little has been done to identify those elements of the experience of suicide survivorship that are impacted by grief support groups. This phenomenological inquiry of […]

Recommended guiding principles for effective suicide bereavement support groups.

Between 2011 and 2012, the members of the AAS Suicide Bereavement Support Group standards workgroup engaged in an iterative process intended to develop guiding principles for suicide bereavement support groups in the United States. The workgroupÕs starting place was Lifeline AustraliaÕs ÒTowards Good Practice: Standards and Guidelines for Suicide Bereavement Support GroupsÓ (Lifeline Australia, 2009 […]

Information and support after a suicide attempt: a department of Veterans Affairs resource guide for family members of veterans who are coping with suicidality.


Suicide survivors’ handbook: A guide for the bereaved and those who wish to help them.


The wilderness of suicide grief:Finding your way.


How to increase suicide survivor support? Experiences from the National Survivor Programme in Flanders-Belgium.

Contains list of ‘The rights of suicide survivors’

A Pilot Study in Suicide Intervention Training Using a Group Intervention for Patients With Recurrent Suicide Attempts

This article describes psychiatric trainees’ reflections regarding their participation in a psychosocial/psychoeducational group intervention for individuals with recurrent suicide attempts. 14 psychiatric residents who completed at least one 20-week intervention cycle were given a 15-item questionnaire. 13 residents completed the survey. Following the training experience, nearly all residents endorsed feeling more comfortable managing patients with […]

The Perspectives of Young Adults on Recovery From Repeated Suicide-Related Behavior

This qualitative grounded theory study sought to develop an understanding of how young adults, ages 18-25, who have a history of 2 or more suicide attempts, transition away from high-risk suicide-related behaviors. 16 young adults who had completed at least one cycle of intervention participated. The young adults described a pathway that included 3 major […]

Suicide: Strategies and Interventions for Reduction and Prevention

This edited book includes chapters on: suicide: definitions, statistics, & interventions at the international level; suicide in the United Kingdom & its national strategy; suicide in rural areas; cognitive style & suicidal behaviour; understanding suicide ideation & assessing for risk; personal accounts of suicidal behaviours & bereavement after suicide; cognitive behavioural & rational emotive management […]

The Stigma for Attempting Suicide and the Loss to Suicide Prevention Efforts

This short report asks why individuals who have attempted suicide are not at the forefront of efforts to prevent suicide. The authors assert the answer may lie in the fact that attempted suicide is stigmatized in American society. (4 refs.)

Writing Characteristics of Suicidal People on the Internet: a Psychological Investigation of Emerging Social Environments

Can Non-clinical Support Groups for Attempt Survivors Save Lives?

Suicidal Ideation in Virtual Support Groups

This paper is an overview of the occurrence of expressions of suicidal ideation in cyberspace communication. The areas of national and world wide communication networks with the highest expected frequency of occurrence of this phenomena are reviewed and specific occurrences discussed. Case studies from participant observations are presented. An attempt is made to clarify the […]

A Description of a Psychosocial/Psychoeducational Intervention for Persons With Recurrent Suicide Attempts

This paper describes a psychosocial/psychoeducational group intervention for individuals with a history of recurrent suicide attempts. It is designed to reduce the risk of future suicidal behaviour & modify the client’s psychopathology. The intervention was targeted at an inner-city population & emphasized client validation & participation in therapy. A multimodal approach was incorporated to meet […]

Editorial: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and the Chronically Suicidal

This editorial presents several similarities between people with post-traumatic stress disorder & people with chronic suicidal behavior. These similarities include feelings of alienation, an inability to experience the joys of life, & a lack of purpose. The author hypothesizes that people who suffer severe suicidal conditions may subsequently develop post-traumatic stress disorder. He then presents […]