Year: 1981 Source: Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, v.11, no.3, (1981), p.141-150 SIEC No: 19820619

This paper describes a supportive group therapy experience for parents who sought relief from the painful grief experienced after the suicide of their child. Parents who felt overwhelmed by feelings of shame, guilt, self-doubt, confusion and isolation found some relief in the universality of their grief and felt accepted and understood. Within three months, they were able to take this experience into their larger social network and felt more integrated.