Year: 1980 Source: Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, v.10, no.1, (1980), p.29-40 SIEC No: 19820950

Suicide is a tragic and upsetting event which sometimes occurs when a person is in some form of therapy. This paper advocates a process after a patient commits suicide which allows for a thorough and orderly working through of the event by involved treatment personnel. The primary goals are to air issues and to allow for the thorough expression of residual feelings by the treatment personnel affected. Therapists who utilized this process were better able to deal with grief and guilt.(SIEC)