Year: 1972 Source: Annual Conference for the International Assoc for Suicide Prevention, (6th: 1972: Mexico), p.33-39 SIEC No: 19880209

Shneidman examines the need for early postvention with survivors of traumatic or unexpected deaths. He urges intervention within the first 72 hours if possible. Little resistance is met from survivor victims, most of whom are eager to speak to someone outside of their circle of friends & relatives. He cautions that while negative feelings need to be explored, this should not be done in the beginning, when the “quiet voice of reason” is important. One should also be alert for a decline in health.