The Psychological Aftermath of Suicide: An Analysis of Current Evidence
Calhoun L G~~Selby J W~~Selby L E
The present paper examined available studies concerned with the pscyhological aftermath of suicide. The impact of suicide in five areas was examined: affective reactions, cognitive reactions, behavioral reactions, physical reactions, family interaction, and social reactions to the survivors. Factors affecting the survivors’ reactions also were examined. Several methodological limitations of the available information were noted, but some tentative generalizations were offered.