Year: 1985 Source: Annual Meeting of the American Association of Suicidology, (18th: 1985: Toronto), p.97-100 SIEC No: 19851086

The author illustrates the concept of illusionary power as a reaction to suicidal death. He emphasizes the importance of being able to accept that death is irrevocable & that the person cannot be brought back, & therefore to give up one’s illusionary sense of power. A counsellor can help by encouraging the bereaved to concentrate their energies in areas where they realistically have power.