Year: 1975 Source: Psychiatric Opinion, v.12, no.6, (July 1975), p.6-11 SIEC No: 19850612

The author illustrates that the mourning process for survivors of a suicide is different from that of a death by natural causes. The dearth of research on parental response to adolescent suicide is noted. Stages in mourning a suicidal death are shock & denial; anger, guilt & shame; & self-pity & long-lasting depression. The availability to the family of a mental health professional is encouraged. It is further suggested that treatment of survivors of a suicide includes the entire family.