Year: 1985 Source: Annual Meeting of the American Association of Suicidology, (18th: 1985: Toronto), p.104-105 SIEC No: 19851089

In the aftermath of a suicide, families may distort the grief process by closing themselves off from others, scapegoating one of their members, denying the fact of suicide, or without speaking, agreeing never to talk about the death. An effective caregiver needs an understanding of crisis theory & the ability to use crisis intervention techniques to work with suicide survivors.