Year: 1993 Source: New York: The Guilford Press, 1993. p.137-155 SIEC No: 19940065

This chapter deals with the suicide of a parent, from the child’s perspective. The suicide of a parent, for the child, creates a confused mixture of feelings ranging from disbelief, fear, helplessness, rage, and profound sadness. Specific issues looked at include: bereavement, traumatic components of bereavement, treatment, challenges in therapy, & treatment options. 2 case histories are presented as illustration.