Year: 1985 Source: International Congress for Suicide Prevention and Crisis Intervention, (13th: 1985: Vienna), 8p. SIEC No: 19861085

The Aftermath of Suicide Instrument was administered to subjects who had experienced the suicide of a relative or close friend (n=13), a community sample (n=54), & psychiatric social workers (n=12). There were significant differences in responses of the bereaved & the community sample suggesting that he bereaved may experience some community reactions as not helpful. The response of the social workers was similar to the bereaved but perceived suicide to be caused by mental illness.