Year: 1988 Source: Death Studies, v.12, no.1, (1988), p.21-39 SIEC No: 19872329

This exploratory study investigated some assumptions regarding differences among suicide survivors as a result of their relation to the deceased. Responses to the questionnaires from 141 individuals were studied. Survivors included 56 parents, 24 spouses, 24 children, and 37 siblings. Most survivors had similar grief experiences (e.g. guilt, anger, shame, social stigma, severity of visualizing the death scene) & pathology was not characteristic among any kinship group. (KM)