Year: 1984 Source: Death Education, Supplement, v.8, (1984), p.27-34 SIEC No: 19860905

Many people who commit suicide are in psychological treatment at the time of their deaths. Discussed are the responses of their therapists. Mental health professionals are vulnerable to grief reactions similar to those of close friends or family members. Severe anxiety & guilt mingle with feelings of defeat & despair. It is important that therapists had adequate outlets for processing their emotional reactions to suicide. 12 ref. (NBB)