Year: 1991 Source: Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic, v.55, no.2, (Spring 1991), p.216-227 SIEC No: 19911096

A survey of 105 therapists forms the basis for the author’s report on the frequency of patient suicide & its impact on therapists, according to the phases of their reaction. Methods of coping with patient suicide, particularly group support & training that anticipate such an experience, are described. Of particular note are some survey respondents’ comments on lessons they have learned from a patient’s suicide. (18 refs.)