Year: 1991 Source: Journal of Psychosocial Nursing & Mental Health Services, v.29, no.3, (March 1991), p.29-31 SIEC No: 19910949

The author, a family therapist, has always reinforced the opening of intergenerational communication & disclosure when working with families & survivors of suicide. She believes the sharing of pain & misunderstanding sets the stage for change & aids the resolution of secrets, regardless of age & time. Anderson’s belief in this process is illustrated through the discussion of her mother’s suicide, 45 years previously, with her 88 year old father. (0 refs.)