Year: 1976 Source: British Journal of Psychiatry, v.129, (1976), p.109-113 SIEC No: 19820417

Interviewed spouses of 44 suicides (27 females, 17 males) about the experience of the inquest, completing police reports, providing evidence & other legal issues. Findings from approximately 31 participants (a) the police were viewed as considerate & sympathetic in their conduct of the preliminary investigation; (b) identifying the body was particularly upsetting; (c) the coroner’s public inquiry was distressing; (d) newspaper publicity caused further grief in reactivating the tragedy.