- •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.