Year: 1988 Source: Death Studies, v.12, no.4, (1988), p.297-307 SIEC No: 19880542

The emotional distress & physical health problems of 59 parents whose children died by suicide & 61 parents whose children died by other modes were compared. The hypothesis that suicide bereaved parents would report greater emotional distress & more physical health problems than parents of children who died of accidents & chronic disease were not supported. Both groups of parents had moderate distress & reported an increase in health problems including an increased use of drugs. (GW)