Year: 1993 Source: Journal of Humanistic Psychology, v.33, no.4, (Fall 1993), p.75-88 SIEC No: 19931012

This article examines the experience of surviving a suicidal act. An existential-phenomenological approach is used. Survivors’ psychological suffering & their potential for finding in this experience an opportunity for growth are addressed. A dialectical resolution of the paradox of life & death is described as the catalyst for transcendence. Particular attention is given to the promotion of such healing in the course of psychotherapy with survivors of suicide. (21 refs.)