Year: 1983 Source: Annual Meeting of the American Association of Suicidology, (16th: 1983: Dallas), p.73-74 SIEC No: 19841308

Documents the author’s personal thoughts & feelings after a patient suicide. Following 2 case examples, the author describes his feelings, starting with shock, loss, reminder of one’s own mortality, embarrassment, & finally anger. The author claims the following is useful: supportive staff meetings, being careful in selecting cases, setting-up a team approach with high-risk cases, involving the family & being more therapeutically adventurous & intrusive in high risk cases. (RM)