Year: 1993 Source: Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, v.23, no.2, (Summer 1993), p.146-161 SIEC No: 19930394

Empirical studies of suicide survivors with designs that include control groups are reviewed. Investigations are discussed individually with respect to those in which participating survivors are friends or a combination of many different relationships to the deceased, parents of the deceased child, & spouses. The commonalities of the findings & the most frequent methodological difficulties are discussed. Concluding comments suggest methodological improvements & areas for further investigation.