Year: 1991 Source: Archives of Psychiatric Nursing, v.5, no.6, (December 1991), p.350-356 SIEC No: 19911442

This study describes the long-term effects of the suicide of a parent or sibling during childhood or young adulthood. The themes that emerged from the data were experiencing the pain, hiding the pain, & healing the pain. The need to hide the pain often interfered with the process of healing the pain. Findings indicate that many survivors of suicide during childhood experience painful, unresolved grief that affects their well-being in adulthood. (34 refs.)