Year: 2017 Source: Journal of Psychiatric Research. (2017). 88: 113–120. SIEC No: 20170235


•Exposure to suicide is a risk factor for adverse mental health and suicidal behavior.
•4.3% and 22% of the population have been exposed to a suicide during the past year and their lifetime respectively.
•Exposure to suicide among friends and peers, and in all relationships, is higher than exposure in the family.
•Suicide bereavement research and support should go well beyond the family context.
•Standardised assessment methods and well-designed studies are needed.

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