Year: 1982 Source: Annual Meeting of the American Association of Suicidology, (15th: 1982: New York), p.96-98 SIEC No: 19841362

The funeral is presented as immediate emotional aid, specifically as a means of bringing support to the survivors. This may be especially important for suicidal death, because survivors might generally receive less support. The importance of various aspects of the funeral are discussed, including the timing of services, education of survivors, facilitating the expression of emotions & postvention (putting survivors in touch with support groups, if possible). (RM)